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News ID: 90006
Publish Date : 08 May 2021 - 22:04
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BEIJING (Dispatches) -- China has hit out at a virtual UN event sponsored by a group of Western states to discuss Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, calling on UN member states not to attend it.
"It is a politically-motivated event. We request your mission NOT to participate in this anti-China event,” said a note sent by China’s UN mission to other United Nations offices of member states.
Beijing also said organizers of the upcoming event, including the U.S., Britain, Germany, Canada, Australia and several other European governments, often resort to "human rights issues as a political tool to interfere in China’s internal affairs like Xinjiang, to create division and turbulence and disrupt China’s development.”
"They are obsessed with provoking confrontation with China,” the note added, emphasizing that "the provocative event can only lead to more confrontation.”
According to the report, permanent UN representatives of the U.S., Britain and Germany are scheduled to address the virtual event on Wednesday, along with the executive director of the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the secretary general of the UK-based Amnesty International – widely suspected of being publicity instruments of their hosting governments to issue reports on human rights violations across the globe, particularly in countries not in tune with "Western values”.
The aim of the event, as claimed in the invitation sent out by its sponsors, is to "discuss how the UN system, member states and civil society can support and advocate for the human rights of members of ethnic Turkic communities in Xinjiang.”
While Western governments and rights groups have accused authorities in Xinjiang of detaining and torturing Uyghur Muslims in camps, they have been the top sources and promoters of Islamophobia, racism and discrimination against non-White and non-Western migrant communities.
China has firmly denied Western allegations about abusing Uyghurs Muslims in "slave labor” camps, insisting that the camps serve as vocational training centers to combat religious extremism.
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