By Muhammad Zamir Assadi
The recent so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” approved by Unites States have just exposed the double standards of American administration regarding the human rights situation across the globe.
The so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” came into effect at a time when Shootings are happening frequently in the United States. The Gun Violence Archive database lists 320 mass shootings across the America since the beginning of this year, with roughly 22,500 deaths caused by gun violence.
The large number of deaths in United States in the result of Gun Violence show that the American administration should focus on domestic human rights situation rather than to malign others just to gain the failed political benefits.
Dong Yunhu, vice-president and secretary general of the China Society for the Study of Human Rights, noted that the United States always criticized other countries and regions, but turned a blind eye to its own human rights conditions.
“Such practice has even provoked questions from its own people, ” Dong said, quoting Robert A. Seiple, the first American ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, by saying that the United States should include itself in the annual human rights report. If the United States could not write its own report it could invite other countries to do so.
It has become the routine of every American presidents to malign China in various sectors just to get positive approval rating and to divert the attention of masses from the local failures either it is about gun violence, inflation, jobs market, human rights issues of black Americans and other ethnicities living in US.
Such kind of so called ‘evil acts’ by American administration seems just an extension of its vicious plot against China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson have said that the issues related to Xinjiang are not about human rights, ethnicity or religion, but about fighting terrorism and separatism, and the Chinese government’s counterterrorism and deradicalization measures have substantially turned the security situation around in Xinjiang.
Wang said the U.S. report distorts and smears the human rights conditions in Xinjiang and wantonly attacks China’s Xinjiang policy, tramples on international law and basic norms in international relations and lacks factual basis.
It is to be noted that US is pursuing its agenda of containing the countries that are emerging in economic sectors and maliciously propagating the peaceful situation of human rights.
Following the agenda of economic containment, US pursues the lies that forced labor exists in Xinjiang. Such kind of American acts are just meant to strangle the economy of Xinjiang, depriving people in Xinjiang of their livelihoods and creating “forced unemployment” by preventing Xinjiang products from entering the international supply chain.
The unilateral hegemonic move by the United States in disturbing various countries are condemned and discouraged by various countries even at United Nations platform.
Many of the countries on various international platforms have rejected the so called “US act” and termed it as a political string just to engage China in an unwanted war of words.
Since the end of 2018, more than 150 delegations and over 2,100 people from more than 100 countries and regions have visited Xinjiang. They have held a positive view of the achievements of Xinjiang’s stable development and measures for human rights protection and counter-terrorism.
International community also believes that the peaceful situation of human rights in Xinjiang exposes the lies about China told by the United States.
They only expose the U.S. sinister intention to contain China’s development, and such attempts are doomed to fail.
Chinese President Xi Jinping in the recent visit to region stressed for the efforts to resolutely implement the CPC Central Committee’s decisions, and fully and faithfully carry out the plans and the policies of the CPC for the governance of Xinjiang in the new era.
Focusing on the overarching goal of ensuring lasting social stability, security and enduring prosperity, we should seek steady progress in our work, further extend reform and opening up in all respects, promote high-quality development, coordinate COVID-19 response with economic and social development, and balance development and security imperatives. On our journey in the new era, we will endeavor to build Xinjiang into a beautiful place that is united, harmonious, and prosperous, with an advanced culture, a happy life for all and sound ecological environment.
China’s governing policy in Xinjiang has been supported by more than 25 million people of all ethnic groups in the region.
According to statistics, between 1525 and 1866, over 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World for forced labor. The website of the University of Denver disclosed that there are currently at least 500,000 people living under modern slavery and forced labor in the United States. Up to 100,000 people are trafficked into the United States for forced labor annually. There are approximately 500,000 child farmworkers in the world’s most developed country.
Xinjiang by respecting the human rights of its citizens is forwarding ahead by gaining peaceful development and prosperity that will be lasting forever.
(Muhammad Zamir Assadi is a journalist from China South Asia and South East Asia Press Centre. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Huanqiu.com.)