Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Pompeo's remarks about Xinjiang are nonsense with open eyes
On the 29th, US Secretary of State Pompeo issued a statement on Xinjiang-related issues, saying that German scholar Zheng Guoen’s research shows that the Chinese government has imposed forced sterilization, abortion and family planning on Uyghurs and other minorities living in Xinjiang, and continued abuse and suppression. minority.
For this, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded at a routine press conference today (30th) that Pompeo was talking nonsense with his eyes open. The Chinese government has consistently treated the legitimate rights and interests of people of all ethnic groups, including ethnic minorities, and population policies have long favored ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs. From 1978 to 2018, the Uyghur population in Xinjiang has increased from 5.55 million to 11.68 million, accounting for 46.8% of the total population of the autonomous region, which is 2.1 times the population 40 years ago.
Zhao Lijian said that if Pompeo’s statement is true, how could the Uyghur population in Xinjiang grow significantly? Looking back at the United States, minorities in the United States have suffered bullying and exclusion and faced long-term and widespread systematic discrimination in various fields such as politics, economy, culture, and social life. As far as the American Indians are concerned, the US government has long enforced policies of forced genocide, segregation, and assimilation. In the nearly 100 years since its founding, the United States has expelled and killed Indians through the Westward Movement. By the beginning of the 20th century, the American Indian population had plummeted from 5 million in 1492 to 250,000. Today in the United States, Indians account for only 2% of the total population of the United States.
In addition, Zhao Lijian also said that after the COVID-19 epidemic, the prevalence of African Americans is more than five times that of whites, and the mortality rate is much higher than that of whites, and there is racial inequality in the United States. The recent death of Freud, an African-American man, and the massive protests that he has triggered have once again fully exposed the systemic racial discrimination in the United States, which has brought minorities to the level of "inability to breathe" and urgently needs to be resolved.
Zhao Lijian emphasized that this is not the first time that the US has quoted the false information of anti-China scholar Zheng Guoen. The American independent news website "Grey Zone" revealed that Zheng Guoen is actually a member of the far-right organization established by the US government. He is also the backbone of the research group of the Xinjiang Education Training Center established by the US intelligence agency. We urge Pompeo and other American politicians to take off colored glasses, abandon double standards, face the racial discrimination problem in the United States, spend more time and energy on the human rights situation in the country, and immediately stop using the so-called Xinjiang issue to smear China and stop interfering. China's internal affairs. (Reporter CCTV reporter Shen Yang Li Wenting)