Senator Marco Rubio is simply wrong on the facts.
The New York Times played a fundamental role in shaping the world's understanding of China's mass detention of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region. Our newsroom exposed secret, internal documents that detailed how China's top leader, Xi Jinping, laid the groundwork for the campaign.
Relying heavily on the documents obtained by our staff, The Times published an extensive report in 2019, providing an unprecedented look at the political machinery of the Chinese state that carried out the country's most far-reaching internment campaign since the Mao era. The 2019 report, along with other Times coverage, has helped inform experts and policymakers who have concluded that the Chinese policies amount to crimes against humanity or genocide.
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