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Chinese Foreign Ministry’s reaction on the US House of Representatives Passing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 9 (Greenpost) — Hua Chunying, Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said recently that the US House of Representatives just passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019. This bill deliberately smears the human rights condition in Xinjiang, slanders China’s efforts in de-radicalization and counter-terrorism and viciously attacks the Chinese government’s Xinjiang policy.

” It seriously violates international law and basic norms governing international relations, and grossly interferes in China’s internal affairs. China is strongly indignant at and firmly opposed to it.” said Hua.

She continues to say that Xinjiang-related issues are not about human rights, ethnicity or religion, but about fighting violence, terrorism and separatism.Previously, Xinjiang suffered gravely from extremism, violence and terrorism. Faced with severe circumstances, the government of Xinjiang Autonomous Region lawfully fought violent and terrorist crimes while addressing the root causes. Our efforts include advancing de-radicalization, economic growth, ethnic solidarity, social harmony and stability. Thanks to those efforts, Xinjiang hasn’t seen a single terrorist attack over the past three years. Those endeavors are endorsed by all 25 million people of various ethnic groups in Xinjiang. They are also China’s contribution to the global counter-terrorism cause.

She also said the international community speaks highly of China’s Xinjiang policy. Since the end of 2018, over 1,000 representatives have visited Xinjiang in more than 70 groups, including officials from various countries, regions and international organizations, and people from the press, religious groups and the academic circle. They acclaimed that Xinjiang’s experience in counter-terrorism and de-radicalization was worth learning from. In March this year, the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation adopted a resolution which commended China’s efforts in providing care to Muslim citizens. In July, ambassadors of over 50 countries to the UN Office at Geneva co-signed a letter to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, applauding China’s respect and protection of human rights in its counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts. In October, at the Third Committee session of the 74th UNGA, more than 60 countries commended in their statements the tremendous human rights progress achieved in Xinjiang, China. All those are strong proof that the US accusations on Xinjiang-related issues are entirely against facts and the mainstream public opinion of the international community.

“We state our position clearly to the US that as Xinjiang is part of China, its affairs are purely domestic affairs that allow no foreign interference. This US bill smears our efforts in counter-terrorism and de-radicalization, which only reveals America’s double standards on counter-terrorism and further exposes to the Chinese people its hypocrisy and malicious intentions.” said Hua.

“The Chinese government and people are determined in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests. Under the pretext of Xinjiang-related issues, the US attempts to sow discord among various ethnic groups in China, undermine prosperity and stability in Xinjiang, and contain China’s growth. But its attempt will never succeed. We urge the US to correct its mistakes at once, prevent this bill from becoming law, and stop using Xinjiang-related issues to interfere China’s internal affairs. China will take further reactions according to how the situation develops.” said Hua.

India withdraws personnel from Chinese territory: China

Stockholm, Aug.29(Greenpost)–

Zhang Jin China Plus Published: 2017-08-28 15:45:14

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that India has withdrawn all its military personnel and equipment from Chinese territory at the Doklam border area after a months-long standoff.

Sketch Map of the Site of the Indian Troops' Trespass. [File Photo: fmprc.gov.cn]

Sketch Map of the Site of the Indian Troops’ Trespass. [File Photo: fmprc.gov.cn]

The withdrawal was completed at about 2:30pm on Monday and was confirmed by Chinese personnel onsite, according to the ministry.

China will continue to exercise its rights of sovereignty and safeguard territorial integrity in accordance with historical agreements on border demarcation, said the ministry.

The ministry reaffirmed that the Chinese government stresses friendly, good-neighborly relations with India. China wishes that India faithfully complies with historical agreements on border demarcation and the basic principles of international law, maintain peace of the border areas and promote the healthy development of bilateral relations together with China on the basis of mutual respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty.

On-the-Scene Photo Showing the Indian Troops' Trespass. [File Photo: fmprc.gov.cn]

On-the-Scene Photo Showing the Indian Troops’ Trespass. [File Photo: fmprc.gov.cn]

Shortly before the confirmation from the Chinese side, India’s Ministry of External Affairs released a statement, saying both countries have “maintained diplomatic communication” on Doklam incident and agreed to “expeditious disengagement of border personnel.”

The stand-down comes days ahead of the BRICS summit in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian. Media reports have suggested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend. However, there has been no official confirmation.

On June 18, over 270 armed Indian troops with two bulldozers crossed the boundary into Doklam to obstruct Chinese infrastructure construction.

Since then, China has repeatedly expressed its opposition to India through diplomatic channels and demanded Indian troops retreat to the Indian side of the border demarcation.

The Ministry says Chinese soldiers have taken necessary measures to safeguard China’s legitimate and lawful rights and interests.