Chinese embassy hosts a two-hour press conference in Australia to downplay Uighur abuse

The Chinese embassy will host a two-hour press conference in Canberra on Wednesday, warning Australia to join the EU, Britain and the United States to sanction Chinese authorities, drawing a rosy picture of the situation in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Issued.

The press conference will take place after a fierce global scrutiny of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) systematic human rights abuses against the Uighur minority in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China.

The press was featured in a presentation entitled “Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a Great Land,” featuring testimonies from Uighurs and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region officials who promote economic growth and religious harmony in the region.

Erkin Tunyaz, Deputy Governor of the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, said that savvy foreigners are blinding to the positive side of the region, spreading “rumors” about camps, forced labor, conversions and women’s fertility surgery. Insisted.

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Turnisa Matsedik-Qira of the Vancouver Uighur Association, with photos of detained Canadians Michael Spavor (L) and Michael Kovrig, appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court of Huawei’s Chief Finance Officer Meng Yasufune. We demonstrated against the treatment of Uighur by China. It was held on May 8, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (JasonRedmond / AFP via Getty Images)

“These claims can’t be ridiculous anymore, and they’re all lies,” he said. The video also aired last month in London as part of a global promotion.

China’s Ambassador to China, Chen Zhenge, said the event was organized to “help” Australian journalists understand the situation in Xinjiang “after the coverage of Xinjiang was distorted in certain Western media.” It was.

“These reports are basically based on incorrect or incorrect information,” he added.

The Uighurtangritag Women’s Association of Australia said the CCP must have been “desperate” to host the event.

“The Australian community is already aware of the harsh reality of human rights violations and genocide,” he said. Facebook post..

Liberal Senator Eric Abets called the video “an unpleasant exhibit of propaganda” and said there was ample evidence of human rights abuses in the state.

Australian Senator Eric Abets
Senator Eric Abets in Melbourne, Australia, September 10, 2014. (Grahamdenholm / Getty Images)

“A study by the International Human Rights Subcommittee of the Commonwealth House of Canada, a horrifying report from the BBC, and a recent first independent expert application for the 1948 Genocide Treaty slowly reveals the truth about what is happening in Xinjiang. It’s becoming. He told the Epoch Times by email.

Senator also noted that the birth rate in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has fallen from 15.88 percent in 2017 to 8.14 percent in 2019, as evidence of forced sterilization.

“The Chinese Communist Party is trying to hide and obscure information from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and the human rights abuses that took place there, but increased evidence reveals the Chinese Communist Party’s intention to genocide against Uighurs.” He added.

Ambassador Chen also warned Australia that Chinese officials involved in human rights abuses in the region would adopt sanctions similar to those introduced by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. ..

“We don’t provoke, but if we do, we’ll do it in kind,” he said.

Prior to the press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the government would continue to speak on human rights issues.

“We want a positive relationship, but we will build a positive relationship that is consistent with Australia acting according to its values ​​and national character,” he told Canberra reporters.

“It will never be what we create for a relationship.”