Since Xi Jinping took power as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2013, he has aggressively pursued policies that have disenfranchised, endangered, and wrongfully imprisoned millions. The Turkic Muslims, including Uyghurs, Khazars, and Kyrgrz in the Xinjiang region have been targeted specifically for their religion and ethnicity. The Uyghurs present an unacceptable deviance from the homogenous state that the CCP imagines in its ideal future. Fusion has been discussed as a beneficial force that brings out the best in humanity, creating a value that is worth more than the sum of its parts. The CCP seems to realize this and detest it. In order to maintain authoritarian control over its diverse country, the Chinese regime insists that, in fact, there is no diversity within China. There is a dream of a standardized human, a glorification of a homogenous state-race that discards the concept of unity in diversity. To the CCP, stability and control is maintained by weakening people’s connections to each other. And that is just a fraction of the true cost of this hate.
Communities are defined by things that bring people together: cultures, faiths, and languages. And the CCP knows exactly how to take these features away from the people who subscribe to them. To the Chinese totalitarian government, communities outside of the purview of the state cannot be tolerated, it could lead to organization, critical thought, even rebellion. China could not allow its status quo to be disturbed, and it has taken extreme measures to ensure that it never will be.