While the common understanding of “genocide” focuses on mass killings, international law embraces “biological destruction” as a form of genocide. Euro-American coverage of the Xinjiang crisis often fails to bridge these competing understandings.
Jackson Neagli is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He holds an MA in Chinese Studies from SOAS London, and an LL.M in International Law from the University of Edinburgh Law School, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. His MA thesis, analyzing Chinese state media content on WeChat, was recently published in the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. Jackson received his BA in Asian Studies and Policy Studies from Rice University.
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