According to the “Office of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 2, a reporter asked: Regarding the crimes committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, Australian leaders said that their goal is to safeguard national values. Australia also pushed for people with the same values to come forward.
A few hours ago, a deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department claimed to support Australia, accusing China of “fabricating pictures” and “spreading false information”. The deputy spokesman also attacked China’s “human rights violations” in Xinjiang, and they have always advocated for insisting on defending human rights. How does China comment on their approach?
Hua Chunyu: Yesterday and the day before yesterday, I fully expounded China’s views on this issue. Frankly speaking, I didn’t want to say anything about this issue, but since the deputy spokesman of the U.S. State Department and Australia have emphasized their values, accused China of “faking up” pictures, and arbitrarily criticized China’s Xinjiang-related policy, it is still necessary for me to emphasize the facts again.
First of all, it is not photos circulating on the Internet, not “fabrid up photos”, but computer illustrations created by a young painter, based on the facts reported by the Australian media themselves and published in the Australian Ministry of Defense investigation report. If this painting is unbearable to some people in Australia, the truth about the photos and videos you see on the Internet is even more creepy.
Second, Australia said its goal is to safeguard national values. Excuse me: What are the values that Australia wants to maintain? Are the crimes committed by some Australian soldiers in Afghanistan that have been publicly disclosed in line with Australian values? Is it in line with Australian values that some Australian soldiers kill innocent people indiscriminately without allowing others to comment and criticize?
Is it in line with Australian values to fabricate facts out of thin air, attack and slander others, and on the other hand, not allow others to comment on the bad things they have done? If you have done something wrong and bad, but refuse to accept criticism from others, or even make a rake and make trouble unreasonable, how can you make people believe that you really know your mistake and will really correct it?
I noticed that in fact, some people have pointed out internationally what exactly is the reason for their anger. Is it a photo? Of course not. What they are really annoyed with is how the Chinese people have the right to point out or comment on what they have done. They vigorously promote their values of “democracy, human rights and freedoms”, but what they do is either a blasphemy of democracy, human rights and freedoms, or a typical hypocrisy and double standard.
As for your reference to the accusation that the deputy spokesman of the U.S. State Department of China of “human rights violations” in Xinjiang, China has repeatedly clarified the truth.
Today, I can briefly reiterate that the so-called “human rights violations” or the so-called “persecution of ethnic minorities” in Xinjiang are “lies of the century” fabricated by some extreme anti-China forces, and Australia and the United States play a very disgraceful role in it. A typical example is that the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy fabricates so-called “evidence” and throws sensational lies again and again, which has long been exposed by the facts. Recently, at a press conference held by Xinjiang, the so-called “concentration camps” accused by the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy were displayed. The allegations are ridiculous.
The so-called “Recording the Detention System in Xinjiang” report released by the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy refers to buildings with external walls as “detention centers”, but these are actually some civil institutions. For example, the building that is alleged to be Turpan’s “detention center” is actually the local administrative organ. The buildings that are alleged to be “detention centers” in Kashgar are actually civil institutions such as schools, logistics centers, nursing homes, etc., which are marked on Google, Baidu and other maps (display pictures). According to Australian media’ own reports, the U.S. State Department has funded 1.37 million Australian dollars for the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy in the past fiscal year, an increase of 367% year-on-year. The money is all used for anti-China projects.
Some officials in the United States and Australia keep accusing China of being very unreasonable and unqualified with these lies and fallacies. I hope they can adhere to an objective and rational attitude, have self-knowledge and knowledge of people. I hope that all parties can constantly improve mutual understanding, correctly understand each other, and treat each other as partners rather than opponents as far as possible. But one of the bottom lines that needs to be adhered to is not to spread rumors and slander. When they say against spreading false information, they should set an example for the world to prove that they are not spreading false information about China.