Canada votes to recognize China’s treatment of Uighur population as genocide

Parliament’s move was not supported by Trudeau and likely to raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations

Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of its Uighur minority as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations.

Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in the north-western Xinjiang province as a genocide against Muslim Uighurs.

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