According to Chinese media, UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet is welcome to visit xinjiang region of China where US alleges China to have committed genocide.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has welcomed UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet to visit the country including xinjiang region of China.
While addressing the 58th Munich security conference via a video link, Wang Yi welcomed UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet to visit the country saying that he is discussing with Michelle Bachelet and her office for the schedule and that Michelle Bachelet will see xinjiang, where peace and stability are maintained and the people of all ethnic groups live togather in harmony.
Wang Yi noted that xinjiang is adjacent to the area where terrorists and extremist forces are concentrated. ” The local government of xinjiang has carried out deradicalization work through education in accordance with practice of Britain and France and international practice inoder to maintain the safety of the people.
Practice such as education work has fundamentally eliminated the soil of extremism and won the support of the people of xinjiang, Wang Yi said while adding that in the past five years, there have been no violent terrorist incident in the region.
Wang Yi said that the so-called sysmtic forced labour and re-education camps are all lies and fabrications as he welcomed foreigners to visit xinjiang to learn the truth of the matter.
Wang Yi also noticed that before covid-19 pandemic started, xinjiang region had welcomed more than 2000 government officials, religious figures and journalists from more than 100 countries and International organizations. But added that one thing is certain ” people of all ethnic groups in xinjiang don’t welcome investigations based on presumption of guilty and they firmly oppose all kinds of prejudice and groundless accusations of China’s ethnic policies.”
US and its allies especially Anglo-Saxon countries have been putting pressure on China to allow investigation into what they call the genocide and forced labour of Muslims in xinjiang and they have announced sanctions targeting Chinese companies and officials in xinjiang accusing them of having a hand in mistreatments of uyghur ethnic minority, the accusation denied by China.
The US has also banned all goods and services produced in xinjiang region of China from entering the US unless proven otherwise citing the use of forced labour but many analysts believe that this is US campaign in trying to disrupt Belt and Road Initiative projects and slow or contain the rise of China.