Activists and UN rights consultants have mentioned that at the very least 1 million Muslims are detained in camps within the distant western area. China denies abuses and says its camps present vocational coaching and are wanted to combat extremism.
International Minister Wang Yi informed the UN Human Rights Council that it was taking counter-terrorism measures in accordance with the legislation and that Xinjiang loved “social stability and sound growth” after 4 years with none “terrorist case”.
There have been 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang, the place individuals of all ethnic teams additionally loved labour rights, he mentioned.
“These primary info present that there has by no means been so-called genocide, compelled labour, or spiritual oppression in Xinjiang,” Wang mentioned. “Such inflammatory accusations are fabricated out of ignorance and prejudice, they’re merely malicious and politically pushed hype and could not be farther from the reality.”
The Biden administration final month endorsed a last-minute willpower by the Trump administration that China has dedicated genocide in Xinjiang and has mentioned america have to be ready to impose prices on China.
Earlier, British international secretary Dominic Raab denounced torture, compelled labour and sterilisations that he mentioned have been going down in opposition to Uighurs on an “industrial scale” in Xinjiang. “The scenario in Xinjiang is past the pale,” he mentioned.
Germany’s international minister Heiko Maas mentioned: “Our dedication to the Common Declaration of Human Rights additionally leaves no room for the arbitrary detention of ethnic minorities just like the Uighurs in Xinjiang or China’s crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong.”
Wang invited UN scrutiny however gave no timetable.
“The door to Xinjiang is all the time open. Individuals from many nations who’ve visited Xinjiang have discovered the info and the reality on the bottom. China additionally welcomes the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights to go to Xinjiang,” he mentioned, referring to UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose workplace has been negotiating phrases of entry to the nation.