The new national security advisor to President Donald Trump has criticized silence from the rest of the world on the detention of over a million Chinese Muslims in resettlement camps, which links lack of a world outcry with China’s economic impact.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien also asked international leaders if Beijing will be involved in a crackdown against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong like in Tiananmen Square. On Saturday, O’Brien addressed reporters and was interviewed by a modernizer at the SSF in Halifax.
O’Brien said that he was especially surprised by the lack of criticism by the Islamic states.
In jail detention centers, China is reported to have detained up to one million Muslim minority Uiguri. The detentions are subject to severe travel constraints and a massive state surveillance network with facial recognition systems.
China and the US are locked into a commercial war and the Trump administration has switched between blasting and reaching the nation’s leadership. To increase the impetus for reforms to trade and investment policy in China, Trump levied last year’s tariffs on trillions of Chinese exportation into the US. With its tariff hikes, China retaliated.
State Secretary Mike Pompeo is one of the Trump officers who brought up China’s maltreatment of the Muslim Uighur minority, including by mentioning it in a speech last month to violate religious freedom.
O’ Brien refused to say what the United States would do if the 1989 Tiananmen Square attack in Hong Kong were to compete. In Hong Kong, there are more than 100,000 Americans and more than 300,000 Canadians.
In two years, O’Brien is the fourth person to serve as a national security advisor. He served as Chief Entry Negotiator for Trump before. In July, O’Brien made titles on the attack case of American singer A$AP Rocky, when he was sent to Sweden.
As the presidential envoy in the State Department for hostage affairs, O’Brien cooperated closely with American hostage families and advised government officials on matters related to hostages.