Chinese students at Cornell “taunt” Uyghur classmate during event

  March 15, 2022   News Stories

A group of Chinese international students at Cornell University booed and left an event last week in protest after a Uyghur student spoke about her brother’s detention amid the Chinese government’s genocide in Xinjiang.

The big picture: Uyghurs and other marginalized groups with ties to China can face intimidation, state surveillance and threats to their family members in China when they speak out on U.S. campuses about oppression by the Chinese government.

  • Some Chinese international students at universities in the U.S. and Canada have reported anti-Beijing speech to university authorities as a form of anti-Chinese racism, or they reported Uyghurs and Chinese dissidents on campus to Chinese diplomatic officials.

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