Imran Khan is the nominal prime minister of Pakistan. In reality, he's Xi Jinping's thinly veiled viceroy.

Pakistan presents itself as a great beacon of Islamic democracy and morality. It's actually just a Chinese fiefdom. The measure of Islamabad's political submission to Beijing is quite extraordinary.

Evincing as much, in a last-minute announcement on Wednesday, Pakistan announced that it would not participate in the U.S. democracy summit, which began on Thursday and is designed to align global democracies in support of human freedom. Islamabad, however, got the message from Beijing that it shouldn't attend. The demand put Pakistan in a tough position, risking alienating the Biden administration at a moment when Khan wants to improve relations.

Communist China has different objectives. The regime of Xi is deeply upset about the democracy summit. Its laughable claims of being a democracy aside, Beijing knows that the summit centers unwanted attention on the distinction between the democratic rule of law and its own global hegemonic ambitions. But Khan knows who is boss. Canceling Pakistan's attendance, the pet earned his pat. Removing his "wolf warrior" clothes for just a minute, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian declared that Pakistan's summit withdrawal proved it was China's "iron brother."

Still, the democracy summit antics are only the latest example of Pakistan's reincarnation as a Chinese colony. Most notable, here, is Pakistan's response to what China is doing to its Uyghur Muslim population.

The Chinese Communist Party has thrown at least one million (and likely 1.5-2 million) innocent Muslims into a vast network of concentration camps that litter its northwestern Xinjiang province. From there, these victims have been stripped of their religious and cultural identity, raped, forcibly sterilized, and then deployed as slave-like labor. Even if multinational corporations like confectionary giant Mars are blinded by Chinese gold, what is happening in Xinjiang is clearly a genocide.

Pakistan, however, sees no Chinese Communist evil.

In June, Khan was asked by Axios's Jonathan Swan why he was so outspoken on Islamophobia but so quiet on the Uyghur genocide. A noticeably uncomfortable Khan responded that he is focused on internal concerns.

Again, it's just one more example of Pakistan's poodle policy toward China. Last October, Pakistan's U.N. delegation actually allowed the Chinese delegation to write a statement for them defending China's human rights record. The Pakistani diplomats then read out that statement as if they were actually Chinese diplomats. There's a broader issue here. Other Muslim governments play the same game when it comes to ignoring China's genocide. The United Arab Emirates, Bashar al Assad's Syria, and the Taliban are notable examples.

Regardless, the world should now be clear: When it comes to Imran Khan's Pakistan, if it's a choice between China's interests and those of the Ummah (global Islamic community), the Ummah can go to hell.