BEIJING: China has rejected Western media’s reports regarding population’s control in Xinjiang’s autonomous region, stating these are rumour-based contrary to the actual facts.
Taking strong exception to such reports, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said at a news briefing that several countries and some people have created so many lies regarding Xinjiang.
The truth is that they are just actors at someone else’s disposal. So whenever someone hear that Xinjiang is doing something to its Uyghur population, he should process what he hears through a sieve, eliminating the false and retaining the true.
The spokesperson added “First of all, it must be pointed out that the claim that China is persecuting the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang is a false proposition. This is a sensational headline concocted by some anti-China forces, another farce designed to smear and discredit China.
There are 56 ethnic groups in China. The Uyghurs are equal members of the big family of the Chinese nation. The Chinese government always protects the legitimate rights and interests of ethnic minorities. China’s population policy has long favored ethnic minorities, including the Uyghurs. About the allegation of population control, the truth is that the Uyghur population in Xinjiang has continued to grow.
In 1978, the population of Uyghurs in Xinjiang was 5.55 million. But according to the latest data, by 2018, it had grown to 12.71 million, more than double the number of 40 years ago.
During the 8-year span from 2010 to 2018, the population of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang had a 25% increase of 2.54 million. This increase rate is not only higher than that of the entire Xinjiang population, but also more than ten times of the growth rate of the Han population over the same period.
Some media disclosed that the US is considering labeling the situation in Xinjiang as “genocide”. Fact is that the Uyghur population jumped from 5.55 million to 12.71 million. With such an increase in the Xinjiang Uyghur population, how come it is called “genocide”? On the contrary, the eviction, assimilation and slaughter of American Indians in the US history caused their population to drastically drop from 5 million to 250,000.
This is what “genocide” is.”The spokesperson also pointed out that most of the materials used by the anti-China forces in some western countries to smear and discredit China’s policies on Xinjiang came from Adrian Zenz, a German “scholar”.
The media, she added, has repeatedly disclosed that Adrian Zenz is a key member of the Xinjiang Education and Training Center Research Group set up by the US intelligence agency, making a living from fabricating rumors about Xinjiang and slandering China.
He selectively used some data and staged several “actors” to play the role of “witnesses” according to his fabricated “scripts” and “lines”. His rumor-mongering and deceitful behavior is contemptible and should be punished by the law.
On the Uyghur population issue, the government of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region held a special press conference.
The spokesperson stressed that in observing and commenting on China’s affairs, one should always base their observations on facts, grasp the real situation, and tell the whole truth apart from biased opinions, still less spreading falsehoods and rumors. “
In the meantime, China, welcomes those who truly care about Xinjiang to visit Xinjiang and see with their own eyes how ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, like Uyghur, Kazakh and Han people, are living together in harmony. All the rumors will collapse in the face of the truth,” she added.