Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, said earlier this year that "China has the right to take anti-terrorism and de-extremism measures to safeguard national security," and that "Saudi Arabia respects and supports it and is willing to strengthen cooperation with China."
And according to The Guardian, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation passed a resolution in March praising China for "providing care to its Muslim citizens".
The Guardian also reported that Brownback "applauded Turkey for taking a outspoken approach."
In an article published Sept. 25 in the New York Times, Jane Perlez detailed China's success in encouraging other states to refrain from speaking about its internment camps for Muslims.
Perlez wrote that during a recent visit to Beijing, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan "was largely silent" on the incarceration and forced assimilation of Muslims in Xinjiang, which she called "an about-face from a decade ago."
According to Perlez, China, "backed by its diplomatic and economic might … has largely succeeded in quashing criticism."
Perlez noted that China helped Turkey to secure a $3.6 billion loan last year, and that the prime minister of New Zealand – which sells much of its main exports to China – said that she brought up Xinjiang "privately" with Chinese president Xi Jinping when she visited Beijing.
The Times' Beijing bureau chief wrote that three EU diplomats visited Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang this year, during which "at one camp, the class sang the Communist Party anthem. As they did, one Uighur man caught the eye of a diplomat and held up his wrists as if clamped together by handcuffs."
During the Sept. 24 panel on the human rights crisis in Xinjiang, Sullivan stated that "China has hosted Potemkin tours in a failed attempt to prove … that its actions are undertaken in a humane manner."
"If there were nothing to hide, diplomats and independent investigators would be allowed to travel freely throughout Xinjiang, and for that matter, Tibet. We must ask ourselves: what is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of? What are they trying to hide?"
Sullivan concluded, saying, "I would like to take the opportunity to commend those who have already joined us in standing up for the rights of the more than one million members of ethnic and religious minority groups the Chinese government is abusing. We invite others to join the international effort to demand and compel an immediate end to China's horrific campaign of repression."
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