Enghebatu Togochog, the Director of the Southern Mongolia Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC), has accused China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of cultural eradication and genocide in Inner Mongolia. According to Togochog, the “bilingual education” imposed in the region is effectively monolingual, with instruction predominantly in Mandarin and with only minimal education in the Mongolian language.
The CCP prohibits the use of Mongolian language in schools, leading to what Togochog describes as systematic erasure of Mongolian culture. For example, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Books and Periodicals Distribution Industry Association issued a notice in August instructing its members to cease sales of the Mongolian-language book “General History of the Mongols” and to remove it from shelves. Togochog says that this is just one example of Mongolian literature being banned, with schools, libraries, bookstores, and other outlets prohibited from distributing Mongolian-language publications, books, journals, etc.
Togochog also accused the CCP of conducting genocide in Inner Mongolia.
Source: Epoch Times, September 19, 2023