Washington also targets Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and South Sudan. It warns that it will take action against those countries to curb human rights violations.
On Monday, the Biden government reiterated allegations of genocide against China for the repression of Uighur Muslims and other minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. He also warned of possible sanctions on Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and South Sudan for ethnic cleansing in their involved conflicts.
The announcement followed the release of the State Department's annual report to Congress on the prevention of genocide and atrocities; He asked the federal government to explain the steps being taken to prevent and curb such activities abroad.
He said the administration would defend and protect human rights around the world and recognized that the prevention of atrocities was in the interest of central national security and fundamental moral responsibility.
The United States reiterates its complaints about China's actions against the Uyghurs, constituting "genocide ." The allegations against China were first made by the administration of former President Donald Trump, as was the determination that Myanmar was engaged in "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims in its northern state of Rakhine.
The report also notes Secretary of State Antony Blinken's determination that "the People's Republic of China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uighurs, predominantly Muslim, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang."
These crimes include imprisonment, torture, sterilization and torture, according to the report. In addition, president Joe Biden's administration has complied with and expanded Trump-era sanctions for alleged atrocities, the report warns.
The report also notes that Myanmar is at particular risk of genocide. In the Asian country, the United States will continue to coordinate with allies and partners to pressure the military regime to stop all repression, including measures against dissent that followed a coup in February and violence against the Rohingya.
The report also criticizes Eritrea and Ethiopia for racial cleansing in the crackdown on dissent in the Western Tigris region. In the blink of an eye, he told Congress in March that the actions taking place there lead to ethnic cleansing. Since then, the administration has demanded the complete withdrawal of the Tigris from the Tigris and imposed a travel ban on some personnel.
Elsewhere in Africa, the report cited deteriorating conditions in South Sudan, where it said the government "has carried out extrajudicial executions, including ethnically motivated killings of civilians, widespread sexual violence and the application of food as a threat of war.".
"Those responsible for human rights violations in South Sudan must be held accountable," he said.
The report said the Biden administration would continue to support efforts to bring Islamic State militants to justice for atrocities committed against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. He reiterated the United States' commitment to holding Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his government accountable for corruption.