Smith meets with Uyghur activists on third day of hunger strike outside the White House
Calls out Biden for being weak on China amid ongoing genocide
Outside the White House on Wednesday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) met with Uyghur activists—including four Chinese concentration camp survivors—on the third day of their hunger strike calling for the Biden Administration to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its ongoing genocide against the Uyghur people.
Smith, who has chaired more than 75 congressional hearings on the Chinese government’s horrific human rights abuses, spoke with those participating in the hunger strike just hours after President Biden addressed the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.
“President Biden’s speech at the United Nations was extremely weak and completely trivialized the ongoing genocide in Xinjiang,” said Rep. Smith, who noted that Biden spent a mere dozen words referring to Xinjiang during his UN remarks.
“Xi Jinping has made it absolutely clear that he will show no mercy in his quest to kill, incarcerate and change the entire Uyghur culture,” Smith said.