January 13, China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked that the United Kingdom said it would impose restrictions on exports from Xinjiang, China, because it was related to “forced labor”, and British Foreign Secretary Raab also expressed his concern about the situation of “forced labor”. How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian said that we have noticed that in addition to the United Kingdom, the Canadian Foreign Office also issued a message that it will prohibit goods produced by “forced labor”. Britain and Canada turn a deaf ear to the facts and truth repeatedly clarified by China, but have introduced so-called measures against other countries based on lies and false information.
Such foreign affairs Policy, what seriousness is there? These so-called measures are simply untenable in fact and morality, and can only be farce of a few politicians.
Zhao Lijian stressed that there is no so-called “concentration camps” in Xinjiang, and the so-called “education and training center detains millions of Uighurs” is even more unfounded rumors and slanders.
The U.S. media has long reported that the U.S. government-backed non-governmental organization “China Human Rights Defenders Network” has reached the absurd conclusion that 10% of the 20 million people in Xinjiang are detained in education camps based on interviews and rough estimates of eight overseas Uighurs alone.
The so-called “forced labor” is completely a false lie fabricated by the institutions and personnel of individual Western countries such as the United States.
“My colleagues and I have repeatedly stated China’s position and clarified the truth on different occasions.” Zhao Lijian introduced that Xinjiang implements an active labor and employment policy to effectively safeguard the basic rights of people of all ethnic groups to employment.
Ethnic minority migrant workers choose occupations according to their own wishes, sign labor contracts with relevant enterprises in accordance with the law in accordance with the principle of equality and voluntariness, and obtain corresponding remuneration. Where is forced labor? A few days ago, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region held a special press conference in Beijing.
Ughyur ” Xingjiang ” migrant workers from Kezhou, Xinjiang, talked about their experience of volunteering to work and live in Zhejiang. He said: “Some people outside the country say that we are forced to work in the mainland and are under surveillance, which is nonsense.
It is our freedom to work anywhere in our own country. The mainland makes a lot of money and the conditions are good. Who doesn’t want to go? If we are forced to be monitored, how can we introduce my brother and friends to the mainland?
I also saw foreigners working here in Zhejiang. Are they also forced? Regarding Xinjiang’s economic and social development, China has released eight white papers related to Xinjiang.
The government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has held 22 press conferences and invited more than 1,000 diplomats, journalists and representatives of religious groups from more than 100 countries to visit Xinjiang.
In the face of facts and truth, the international All kinds of lies and false information fabricated by anti-China forces are self-defeating.
Zhao Lijian finally stressed that the Xinjiang-related issue is not a human rights issue, nor is it a national and religious issue, but an anti-riot, terrorist and anti-secession issue. Xinjiang affairs are purely China’s internal affairs, and no country has the right and qualification to interfere.
The United Kingdom and other individual countries finance, fabricate and deliberately spread false rumors, slander and smear China under the pretext of so-called human rights issues, and take various measures to restrict and suppress Xinjiang enterprises, fully exposing their hypocritical faces and sinister intentions to curb Xinjiang’s development and progress and interfere in China’s internal affairs.
China firmly opposes this. Britain and Canada should immediately rescind the wrong decision, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and harm China’s interests. China will take all necessary measures to safeguard national interests and dignity and firmly safeguard its sovereign security and development interests.