A Response to the Report Compiled by Lin Fangfei, Associate Professor at Xinjiang University

Lin disputes that the natural population growth rate in Xinjiang has sharply decreased

Figure 1: Hotan City maximum target figures for allowed birth and natural population growth rates for 2019 (2019年人口自然增长率≦2018年同期数3.89‰). Source: Hotan City.
Figure 2: Guma (Pishan) County 2019 family planning targets for birth prevention measures among pastoralist and farming populations, which include the “target” figure of sterilization 14,872 persons. Source: see note [3].
Figure 3: Guma (Pishan) County 2019 family planning targets for birth prevention measures among pastoralist and farming populations. Source: see note [3].

Lin argues that I misrepresent population growth data by falsely quoting lower natural population growth figures

Table 1: Comparison of Kasghar natural population growth rates (in per mille) by data source.

Lin argues that the government documents I cite do not say that those who violate family planning regulations may be subject to internment

Lin argues that I miscalculated Xinjiang’s national share of newly-inserted IUDs as 80%, whereas it should be 8.7%

Lin critiques my statement that the natural population growth rate of a residential district in Hotan City, where the Han make up the majority, was nearly 8 times higher (in 2018) as that of the surrounding Uyghur majority population regions

Lin argues that Kizilsu Prefecture’s 2020 population growth target is not that different from previous years, contrary to my claim that the region lowered its growth targets to an unprecedented low level

Figure 4: Kizilsu family planning document — project effectiveness indicator table (note highlighted section). Source: http://archive.is/4AHOr.

Lin argues that the quarterly IUD check list from Kumarik District, Payzawat (Ch. Jiashi) County, that is shown in my report (p.13, table 2) does not prove that China has implemented coercive birth control measures even on Uyghur women who have had only one child

What did Lin and the governments in Beijing and Xinjiang not comment on?

Conclusion

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Senior Fellow in China Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (Twitter: @adrianzenz)

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Senior Fellow in China Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (Twitter: @adrianzenz)

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