Disinfo: Under the pretext of protecting "human rights" in Xinjiang, the West is trying to undermine the development of the region


In Xinjiang such phenomena as "violation of human rights", "religious discrimination" and "forced labor", which some countries talk about so much, do not exist, and the facts prove that the allegations about the so-called "racial genocide" are baseless.

In fact, Western anti-Chinese forces are well aware of the real situation, but they generally do not accept the truth. Under the pretext of protecting "human rights" in Xinjiang, they are trying to undermine the development of the region. Many facts have already refuted their hypocrisy.


Disinformation around the situation of the Uighurs in China.

The arguments used in this article reproduce those of the Chinese authorities and state-controlled media who deny and call human rights violations in Xinjiang “lies”, label critical voices as “anti-China” or hypocritical, and denounce their attempts to “undermine the development” of the region or China in general.

In December 2020, the BBC published an investigation showing China was forcing hundreds of thousands of minorities including Uighurs into manual labour in Xinjiang's cotton fields.

A recent authoritative study called "Uyghurs for sale" was issued by the Australian strategic policy Institute. It established that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps. Using satellite imagery, the Australian strategic policy Institute estimates that approximately 16,000 mosques in Xinjiang (65% of the total) have been destroyed or damaged as a result of government policies, mostly since 2017.

According to the latest report of Human Rights Watch (2020):

Thirteen million Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang are suffering particularly harsh repression. The government’s “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Extremism” has entailed mass arbitrary detention, surveillance, indoctrination, and the destruction of the region’s cultural and religious heritage. Credible estimates indicate that about 1 million Turkic Muslims are being indefinitely held in “political education” camps, where they are forced to disavow their identity and become loyal government subjects. Others have been prosecuted and sent to prison, and some have received lengthy and even death sentences for crimes that violate fundamental rights, “splitism” or “subversion.”

There are also several media reports and testimonies of Uighurs who were arbitrarily detained and violated in China, including in The Guardian, BBC, and Radio Free Asia.

The EU along with US, Canada and UK have taken decisions in March 2021 (1) - (2) to sanction Chinese officials for serious human rights violations and abuses.


  • Reported in: Issue 242
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/05/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China
  • Keywords: Human rights
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