In response to a request from the Japanese government to join the’Five Eyes’ information sharing alliance, China provided key information to the United States and Britain regarding China’s repression of Uighurs, Kyodo News reported.
Five Eyes is a network of five countries: Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, working together to better respond to the growing threat from North Korea and China. Japan is on its way to becoming the’sixth eye’.
Kyodo News reported that Japan provided information to the United States and Britain last year.
The United States and Britain have stepped up criticism of China’s severe crackdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang, sources said.
Based on the information gathered in Japan, the Trump administration has imposed a series of sanctions on Beijing for human rights violations against Uighurs, including restrictions on visas for Chinese officials and increasing tensions between the two, Kyodo News reported.
Earlier in 2019, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that “the Communist Party imprisoned more than one million Chinese Muslims, including Uighurs, in camps that endure 24-hour brainwashing.”