Breaking: Equipped With Evidence from VOC Senior Fellow, U.S. Declares Atrocities in Xinjiang as ‘Genocide’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. declared Communist China’s atrocities in Xinjiang as ‘genocide’. Over 100 million people have died at the hands of communist regimes, and the regime in China has treated people no differently.

The State Department’s statement calls the Chinese Communist Party “a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force”. It further reads: “From the Nuremberg Trials, to the creation of the Genocide Convention in 1948, to the declaration of ISIS’s recent genocide against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, Americans have given voice to those who have been silenced by evil, and stood with the living who cry out for truth, the rule of law, and justice.”

The real examples of socialism today are China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Vietnam, and now Venezuela. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is contending with these regimes and the threats they pose to free people.

It was VOC Senior Research Fellow Dr. Adrian Zenz’ 2020 report that confirmed — through a systematic analysis of Chinese government documents — that Xinjiang authorities were administering unknown drugs and injections to minority women in detention, forcibly implanting intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) prior to internment, coercing women to accept surgical sterilization, and using internment as punishment for birth control violations. His findings provided the strongest evidence yet that Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang meet one of the genocide criteria cited in the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

That report has equipped U.S. policymakers with evidence necessary to finally name what China is doing in Xinjiang: genocide. Equipped with the work of our researchers, VOC will continue in our mission to struggle for the freedom of the Uyghur people and the more than one billion people still held captive by communist and totalitarian regimes.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is an educational, research, and human rights bipartisan nonprofit devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to pursuing the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.

For more information or to set up an interview with Adrian Zenz, please contact or call (202) 629-9500.