Question: On September 3, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic issued a statement welcoming the publication of the report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Xinjiang and criticizing China’s policies in the Xinjiang region. How does the Chinese side comment?
Answer: The Chinese side noted the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The Chinese side expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolutely protests against such disregard for China’s serious stance, unjustified accusations of China’s Xinjiang management policy, and gross interference in China’s internal affairs.
The report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Xinjiang is full of false information and deliberately ignores credible information and materials from the Chinese side, seriously violates the principles of universality, objectivity, non-selectivity and non-politicization, and is completely illegal and invalid. The report is planned and produced by the United States and some Western powers and is a political tool to serve the American and Western strategy of “containment of China through Xinjiang”. Several Western countries willingly used the news, which again revealed their evil intent to contain China through lies about Xinjiang.
It should be noted that the mainstream of the international community opposes the publication of the above false report. More than 60 countries recently sent a joint letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, stressing that Xinjiang affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and expressing serious concern over the authority’s unauthorized so-called Xinjiang report. Nearly 1,000 Chinese and foreign NGOs sent a joint letter to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights strongly objecting to the release of the office’s unauthorized and factual report on Xinjiang. In addition, in recent years, nearly 100 countries, including Muslim countries, have made public statements in the UN Human Rights Council and the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly supporting China’s legitimate stance on Xinjiang-related issues and opposing interference in its internal affairs. of China through the so-called Xinjiang-related issues.
The Xinjiang issue is not at all a question of human rights, ethnicity or religion, but rather a question of fighting terrorism and separatism and eliminating extremism. Xinjiang has previously been deeply affected by extremist, terrorist and separatist activities, and the safety of people’s lives and property has been seriously threatened. Terrorism and extremism are the common enemy of human society, and the anti-terrorism and anti-extremism efforts of various countries should not adopt a “double standard” and should not be deliberately distorted in violation of the moral principles of the international community and human conscience. Numerous facts prove that Xinjiang currently enjoys social stability, economic development, ethnic unity and religious harmony, that people of all ethnic groups enjoy full rights and freedoms in accordance with the law, and that Xinjiang is experiencing the best period of development in history . Not even the aforementioned illegal and discredited report dares to report more false information about the so-called “genocide”, “forced labor”, “religious oppression” and “forced sterilization” in Xinjiang. It is clear that the centuries-old lies related to Xinjiang constructed by the American and Western side went bankrupt.
Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries are clearly established in the UN Charter and are the basic norms of international relations. China urges the Czech side to abide by its one-China political commitment, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of human rights, stop using Xinjiang issues for political manipulation, truly respect the core interests and important issues of the Chinese side, and create conditions for healthy and stable development of Chinese-Czech relations with practical measures.