Xinjiang’s door is open for UN: China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Beijing … News Time

China has rejected insulting remarks about the situation of Uighur Muslims and other minorities living in Xinjiang, saying they enjoy religious freedom and labor rights. According to foreign news agency Reuters, social activists and UN rights experts say at least one million Muslims are being held in camps in the far western region. China, on the other hand, denies the allegations. China says the camps provide professional training and are effective against extremism. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the UN Human Rights Council that he was taking counter-terrorism measures in accordance with the law. He said that after 4 years of no terrorism trial in Xinjiang, social stability and development has taken place. The Chinese minister said there were 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang where people of all ethnic groups had rights under labor laws. Wang Yi said there had never been genocide, forced labor or religious persecution in Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said such provocative allegations were fabricated out of ignorance and prejudice and were based on malice and had nothing to do with reality.

It should be noted that former US President Donald Trump had said that China has committed genocide in Xinjiang. Earlier, British Secretary Dominic Robb condemned the industrialized violence, forced labor and discrimination against Uighurs in Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi invited the United Nations to visit the region but did not give a timetable. He said that the door of Xinjiang will always be open. He said that people of many countries have to know the ground realities and facts; China also welcomes Michelle Bachelet, the head of UN rights, to visit Xinjiang.

The United States has imposed visa bans on a number of Chinese officials, including Communist Party of China (CPC) leader Xinjiang, for serious human rights abuses, as well as freezing assets. China has denied the allegations, but has acknowledged sending Uighur Muslims to vocational and educational centers aimed at teaching them Mandarin language and skills, in a bid to curb the wave of separatism in the region. “I have to say that Xinjiang’s case is purely China’s internal matter and the United States has no right to interfere in it,” the State Department spokesman said.


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