RIO DE JANEIRO, April 27 2021 Brazilian international relations scholar Sueli Vasconcelus recently published an opinion article entitled “Hypocrisy and Geopolitics: A Brief Talk about Chinese Uighurs” in the local media Minas State Daily, pointing out that the U.S.-West’s accusations against China on border-related issues are a cover for their real interests and have nothing to do with humanitarianism.
Vasconselus said in the article that the fundamental reason why the U.S. and the West blame China on border-related issues is that the world today is facing a shift in power centers and the U.S. does not want to lose power. “All this shows that all the sympathy of the United States and the West for the Uighurs is a cover for their real interests and has nothing to do with humanitarianism”.
Vasconselus said the U.S. and Europe, which have long violated the human rights of Muslims and other people around the world, now accuse China of “violating” human rights, especially those of Uighurs. During the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the Western world remained silent about the ill-treatment of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison and the use of extreme interrogation techniques, including torture and humiliation, against Iraqi prisoners, including juveniles and women, on the grounds of “fighting terrorism”.
Vasconselus pointed out that these powers, while denouncing China, have turned a deaf ear to the tragedy that is taking place on the U.S.-Mexico border, and that it is “hypocritical” for parents and children of immigrant families to be separated from their families, separated from their families or even imprisoned.
The Brazilian scholar believes that a country’s public policy and external strategy must be based on respect for culture, religion, language and tradition, and must not support discrimination or double standards.