China responded strongly to the announced digital meeting at the United Nations on human rights violations against Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Germany, Great Britain and the United States hosted that conference, but China wanted to cancel the meeting.
According to the Chinese delegation to the United Nations, the video meeting “is based on pure lies and political prejudice.” The Chinese also believe that the organized countries are guilty of interfering in internal affairs.
China argues that the current situation in Xinjiang has never been better. According to China, there is “stability and rapid economic development, and people of all races live together in harmony.”
Forced labor and torture
Investigations by various human rights groups and news organizations show that at least one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in the camps.
In addition, stories of torture, forced sterilization, and forced labor are reported regularly. Human rights organizations talk about genocide. Earlier this year, the United States described the situation as genocide.
According to China, these are “re-education camps” to counter religious extremism.
The Chinese delegation to the United Nations said: “The United States claims that it cares about the human rights of Muslims, despite the fact that the United States has killed Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.” “It is the United States and its allies who have killed the largest number of Muslims in the world.”
NOS op 3 made this demo video about China and the Uyghurs last month: