a bit of up-the-ante

Pindostan is the century’s stain for its wars, humanitarian violations: experts
Liu Xin, Bai Yunyi, Global Times, Jul 19 2019

Pompeo at a joint press conference in Warsaw, Feb 14 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Pompeo on Thursday called China’s treatment of its Uyghur people the “stain of the century” and accused China of pressuring countries not to attend a US-hosted conference on religious freedom, Reuters reported. Pompeo said:

China is home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time. It is truly the stain of the century.

Qian Jinyu, executive dean of the Human Rights Institution of Northwest University of Political Science and Law in Shaanxi Province, told the Global Times:

Pindostan is the true stain of the twenty-first century, since it started several wars for its geostrategic interests which caused enormous humanitarian disasters and made terrorism spread globally. What Pindostan has done is the biggest damage to the development of the global human rights protection work. Xinjiang has taken a series of measures on anti-terrorism and deradicalization which have brought stability and peaceful development to the region, while protecting local residents’ interests. However, Pompeo and other Pindo pols choose not to see this and insist in distorting the facts. Pindostan long lost its moral authority on criticizing other countries’ human rights when it applied double standards in criticizing others but doing the same in disguise of ‘national interests.’

Li Haidong, a professor with the China Foreign Affairs University’s Institute of International Relations, told the Global Times:

Pompeo himself is also the stain of Pindostan. He can never get rid of seeing the world as a CIA official, always thinking others as the bad guy with a sordid mind. In the diplomatic fields globally, almost no one likes him. Diplomats are supposed to make as many friends as they can, but Pompeo has done the opposite to offend as many as he can. His remarks reveal that Pindostan and he himself have never given up playing the role of “teacher” to other countries on human rights and religion, using superior minds and bias to judge non-Western countries and situations in non-Western countries. Pindo politicians never see or admit China’s development on religion and human rights, since they stay in touch with those who have been identified as separatists and members of heresy. One-sided words cannot represent China’s current developments and those who buy these words refuse to know China in an objective way. Pindo policies toward China in recent years have always relied on groundless guesswork, and that’s why Pindostan is tumbling. Experts have also noted that China and Pindostan are still trying to solve ongoing trade friction, while the Pindo side is using different cards like Xinjiang and Hong Kong to pressure China. Despite China’s hope to improve such friction, Pindostan is using methods to cause trouble to the relationship, which won’t offer anything positive during negotiations.

A total of 37 countries, including many Muslim majority nations, signed a letter to the UNHRC supporting China’s Xinjiang policies. Pompeo congratulated countries which had defied Chinese pressure, Reuters reported, adding:

If you have declined to attend for the same region, we take note.

The remarks are blatant threat to countries which would make fair judgments on China’s Xinjiang policies and a show of Pindo hegemony, experts say. Xu Jianying, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Research Center for Chinese Borderland History and Geography, told the Global Times:

Those who continue to overblow China’s Xinjiang policies do not care about the Xinjiang people. They want to find a foreign backer and seek personal gains by criticizing China. Instead of reflecting on its own problems on treating religious people and ethnic groups, as well as its violations on religious groups under the excuse of national security, Pindostan is trying to interfere in other countries’ domestic affairs, (notwithstanding) Pindo human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in Mar 2003.

Pompeo has long been the Trump administration’s spox for slandering China. A survey from the Pew Research Center released in Jul 2017 found that 75% of Muslim respondents said there was heavy discrimination against Muslims in Pindostan. Pres Trump met with a group of so-called Chinese religious figures in the White House on Wednesday, including Jewher Ilham, daughter of Ilham Tohti, who was given a life sentence in China for splitting the country on Sep 23 2014. As a teacher at Minzu University of China, Ilham spread thoughts of separation at classes, instigated isolation and hatred, and colluded with overseas separatists to divide the country, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.