China steps up Tibet DNA collection in ‘rights violation’: report



China is committing a “serious rights violation” by expanding DNA collection efforts across Tibet, including taking blood samples from children as young as 5 years old, a Human Rights Watch report said Monday.

The report, which draws on media reports and open-source documents, said the stepped up campaign has seen authorities collect genetic samples from at least half a million people in just one municipality since authorities kicked off the mass collection drive in July 2019.