Economy before equality: China’s Uighur Population Ignored in COVID-19 Response
For decades, China has seen consistent economic growth, to the point where it is now the second largest economy in world. Many Chinese citizens have been able to escape poverty, but China has failed to incorporate a number of individuals into its economic developments. In the country’s pursuit of economic distinctiveness, the country has operated with a lack of regard for the maintenance of basic human rights. In the past few years, China has been under the watch of various international bodies such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch regarding its human rights conduct specifically with regard to its Uighur population. These concerns have been especially prevalent in recent months as the world has seen the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus otherwise known as, COVID-19.