gives US the right to lecture China about
December 11, 2019 "Information
long analysis I wrote about "the Uygur
issue" earlier this year will be soon
published as a book. For some time now, I
have been warning that the West, the United
States in particular, is helping radicalize
the Uygurs both in and outside China's
Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
have also mapped the movement of the Uygur
radicals through countries in Southeast Asia
and the Middle East, from where they are
injected into brutal war zones such as Idlib
in Syria. I have worked with Syrian
commanders in the Idlib area, and spoke at
length with the internally displaced Syrian
people－victims of brutal terrorist attacks,
and got my information from them.
Uygur people have their own religious
beliefs and culture, and most of them are
very decent people. The "problem" is that
the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi is located on
the main arm of the Belt and Road
Initiative, an optimistic global project
aimed at connecting billions of people along
the route. The Belt and Road projects aim to
improve connectivity and thus boost trade
and economic exchanges along the two routes,
which will help pull hundreds of millions of
people out of poverty.
Washington wants to maintain the status quo
so it can continue to dominate the world.
And to achieve that, it has been provoking
and smearing China using all means,
including the Hong Kong, South China Sea and
Uygur issues, and the Taiwan question. To
fulfill its goal, the US has also been
encouraging some Uygurs to turn into
"rebels", or more precisely, terrorists.
Some Western, especially US politicians,
hope that the hardened, well-trained "Uyghur
jihadi fighters" will eventually return home
to Xinjiang and fight for the "independence"
of the region from China, and therefore
sabotage the Belt and Road Initiative.
This, they believe, is like killing two
birds with one stone－China would suffer a
heavy sociopolitical blow and the Belt and
Road Initiative would be disrupted.
wonder the Chinese government is alarmed at
the trap laid by the West: If China does
nothing, its territorial integrity will face
the threat of dangerous terrorists, and if
it indeed takes measures to protect itself,
it will face vehement attacks by some
Western media and politicians.
Obviously, the bill on Xinjiang that the US
House of Representatives passed last week,
which directly interferes in China's
internal affairs and is part of the
Washington's game plan, is one of the
greatest exercises in hypocrisy and
intimidation. Let us not forget the
incumbent US administration has been
treating Muslims with utmost derision. In
2017, Washington issued an executive order
banning people from Iran, Iraq, Syria,
Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen (all Muslim
majority states) from entering the US.
US has arbitrarily carried out air strikes
in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries
on the pretext of weeding out terrorists,
and without worrying about killing innocent
civilians. And yet it claims China has built
"concentration camps" in Xinjiang.
China's position is clear. What the West
describes as camps are actually vocational
training centers where people learn job
skills and the Chinese language so they can
lead a gainful life and avoid falling prey
to "terrorist and religious extremist"
the self-proclaimed "judge, jury and
executioner" of the world, the US has
hundreds of high-security prisons, which are
scattered across the country. Throwing
suspects into jails is big (privatized)
business in the US.Thousands of people have
been put behind bars in the US without any
charges framed against them.
can the US with one of the highest numbers
of prisoners on Earth (on per capita basis)
dare to preach anyone about justice? And
what is the true purpose of such preaching?
answer is easy: The US' determination to not
share with any country the power to
influence the rest of the world and its
unwillingness to compete with another
country on the basis of ideas and goodwill.
this has to stop－rather will stop－soon, not
least because this policy of Washington has
already turned so many people's lives into a
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher,
novelist, filmmaker and investigative
journalist. He has covered wars and
conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of
his latest books are
Optimism, Western Nihilism, a
revolutionary novel “Aurora” and
a bestselling work of political non-fiction:
Lies Of The Empire”.
View his other books here.
his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda
and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam
Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and
the Middle East, and continues to work
around the world. He can be reached through
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