CNN issued an editor’s note Wednesday about “allegations” of China’s crimes for an opinion article about China’s Uyghur genocide.
The editor’s note claims that “[t]he Chinese government has repeatedly denied any allegations of crimes — including forced labor and forced sterilization — against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.”
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“It claims it is providing the Uyghurs with education at ‘vocational training centers’ while assisting in deradicalization efforts to combat alleged terrorism,” the editor’s note goes on to say.
Warner Media, CNN’s parent company, substantially increased its footprint in the Asian media market in 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This included increasing film productions and adding more content to the company’s streaming services in the region. The region’s streaming market was projected in 2019 to be worth $50 billion by 2024.
The opinion piece, written by Nury Turkel, compares the atrocities committed by Mao Zedong against Uyghurs in China to the Uyghur genocide by China’s current government. (RELATED: Democrats Reject Amendment Requiring Companies To Disclose Ties To Uyghur Forced Labor)
“The US Senate has taken serious steps forward on the issue by passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which establishes broad import bans on products from the Uyghur region. The US House of Representatives, which passed an earlier version of the bill in 2020, must move quickly to pass this bill, so that President Joe Biden can sign it into law,” Turkel urged in the opinion piece.
Turkel did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment regarding the editor’s note.