At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on March 23, a reporter asked: On the 22nd, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada each used the so-called Xinjiang human rights issue as an excuse to announce unilateral sanctions on relevant individuals and entities. On the same day, the United States announced sanctions against two Chinese government officials in Xinjiang, claiming to be a supplement to the sanctions against Europe, Britain, and Canada. The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, and Canada issued a joint statement to put pressure on China. What’s China’s response to this?
In response to related questions, spokesperson Hua Chunying stated that the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union imposed sanctions on relevant personnel and institutions in Xinjiang based on lies and false information on the grounds of human rights, and China strongly condemns them. The person in charge of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the EU and the British ambassador to China to lodge solemn representations. Last night, China stated its solemn position for the first time and announced sanctions on relevant European institutions and personnel. China has also made solemn representations to the United States and Canada.
“In the past 40 years, the Uyghur population in Xinjiang has increased from 5.5 million to 12.8 million, and the average life expectancy has increased from 30 to 72 years. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, including Uyghurs, enjoy the rights granted by the Chinese Constitution and laws in accordance with the law. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, China enjoy stability, security, development, and progress. This is one of the most successful human rights stories.” Hua Chunying said, but some politicians in the United States, Britain, Canada, and the European Union are obviously reluctant to admit this fact. Anti-China politicians and so-called scholars maliciously fabricated the so-called “evidence” to gain the most precious treasure, completely ignoring the so-called “facts” that were pieced together based on false so-called “internal documents”, “victim statements” and information from unknown sources, even on official Chinese documents. Taking data out of context and distorting it can only prove that what they care about is not human rights at all, and what they care about is not the truth at all. They are unwilling to see China’s success and development, and they are unwilling to see the Chinese people lead a better and better life, so under the guise of “human rights” they interfere in China’s internal affairs under various excuses in an attempt to contain China’s development. What they did was slander and offend the reputation and dignity of the Chinese people, a flagrant interference in China’s internal affairs, and a serious violation of China’s sovereignty and security interests.
Hua Chunying further pointed out that these countries proclaim themselves “human rights judges” and serve as “human rights teachers”, but they are notorious on human rights issues. They have no right to accuse China, or even accuse China of the crimes they have committed and what they have done. Evil is imposed on China.
Then, Hua Chunying enumerated a series of powerful facts at the press conference:
Everyone knows that in the 400-year-long black slave trade, colonists such as the United States, Britain and France transported more than 12 million people from Africa to the Americas as slaves, and 10 million people died in the transportation.
In the United States today, the “Floyds” still can’t breathe. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has long pointed out that in the United States and the United Kingdom, African Americans face systematic racism in their rights to health, employment, education, and fair trial.
As early as the beginning of the 20th century, German colonists launched a mass killing campaign on the indigenous peoples of Namibia in Africa. From 1904 to 1908, the German colonial forces killed more than 100,000 indigenous people, including three-quarters of the Herero and Nasdaq. More than half of the Ma ethnic population was called “the first genocide of the 20th century” by the UN Economic and Social Council Human Rights Committee report. During World War II, the German Nazis massacred nearly 6 million Jews, including more than 1 million children.
The United States and Britain and their allies violated the Geneva Conventions in Afghanistan, brutally killed innocent civilians, and committed serious war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The French army massacred 5.5 million people in Algeria during the colonial period, which constituted a crime against humanity. The President of Algeria stated that Algeria will not sacrifice history and memory.
In the 1870s, the Canadian government included the assimilation of indigenous inhabitants on its official agenda, publicly preaching that “strangling Indian ancestry starts with their children”, and implemented a policy of cultural extermination against the indigenous people by setting up boarding schools. According to incomplete statistics, more than 150,000 aboriginal children were forced into schools, and more than 50,000 of them were tortured to death.
Everyone also remembers that when the United States, Britain and other countries used a bag of laundry detergent and videos taken as evidence, they launched wars against the sovereign states of Iraq and Syria, resulting in countless casualties of innocent civilians, and countless family wives scattered and displaced. . This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian crisis. In Syria alone, 350,000 people have died in the war and their families have been destroyed. Shouldn’t they be sanctioned?
This year is also the 10th anniversary of the civil war in Libya. France, Britain and the European Union launched the Libyan war and created a large-scale humanitarian disaster. This is an important factor in the current problem of refugee immigration and regional turmoil. Today, more than 400,000 people are still displaced in Libya, and more than 1 million people are in urgent need of assistance. Shouldn’t they be held accountable? These countries not only have no remorse for exporting the turmoil, but also impose unilateral sanctions on other countries in the name of human rights, seriously damaging the rights to life, health, and development of the people of the relevant countries.
Hua Chunying said that in the face of the epidemic, these most developed countries ignored the people’s right to life and health, allowed tens of thousands of people to die, pursued vaccine nationalism, and stocked much more than their population needs. The new crown vaccine in China has resulted in no vaccines available in developing countries. We can’t help but ask: if you don’t exist, power will be attached. The United States and the West keep on protecting human rights. Who are they protecting? What right does it protect? How do they show respect for and protection of human rights, shouldn’t they feel ashamed?
“History and facts show that these countries want to be human rights teachers, but they are not worthy at all. They are neither saints nor strength.” Hua Chunying said, I hope they understand: China today is not Iraq, not Libya, and Not Syria, nor China 120 years ago. Gone are the days when foreign powers could open the door to China with just a few cannons; the days when a few so-called scholars and media colluded with the government to smear and attack China unscrupulously without any punishment. Gone is gone. I advise them not to underestimate the firm will of the Chinese people to defend national interests and national dignity, and they will not be indecent. They will eventually pay the price for their stupidity and arrogance.