By Rango Peng
I was enrolled in a human rights seminar last fall. Throughout the semester, I was often reluctant to voice my opinions on human rights issues relevant to China. One day during a class discussion, the professor stated that the Chinese government was persecuting minority Muslims in Xinjiang by imprisoning and brainwashing them in so-called “reeducation” camps. As a matter of fact, the coercion policy the professor pointed out indeed exists. Yet it seemed like my professor was unwilling to delve into the history or context of the violations because China is an Eastern country and she just assumed that it’s simply a communist state....