In a ruthless effort to limit the population of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in their country, communist China has imposed what experts are calling a "demographic genocide" through forced birth control and abortion policies.
What had been anecdotally known through the individual testimonies of various women who had spoken out about forced birth control now has been confirmed by an Associated Press investigation. Scouring government statistics, documents, and conducting interviews with several associated with Chinese detention facilities, the AP has uncovered four years of relentlessly oppressive measures to halt population growth among Uighur populations.
Minority women are forced to undergo regular pregnancy tests, be implanted with intrauterine devices, accept sterilization, and hundreds of thousands are made to endure forced abortion. The communist state also maintains detention facilities and prison camps for having too many children.
The policy is enforced with police raids where state officials engage in home searches for hidden children.
China's foreign ministry rejected the investigation's findings, saying that such accounts are "fabricated."
"Everyone, regardless of whether they're an ethnic minority or Han Chinese, must follow and act in accordance with the law," ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday when asked about the AP story.