Forced labor” in Xinjiang is the biggest lie: Spokesperson

BEIJING, January 15 (INP): Forced labor” in Xinjiang is the biggest lie of the century made by persons and agencies in some Western countries including the United States, with an aim to restrict and suppress the relevant Chinese authorities and companies and contain China’s development.

This was stated here by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a news briefing.

He was commenting on the report that US will now bar entry of all cotton products and tomatoes from China’s Xinjiang region.
China is firmly opposed to this, he said adding, ” the United States both creates lies and takes egregious actions based on its lies to violate international trade rules and principles of market economy, undermine global industrial and value chains, and damage the interests of companies and consumers all over the world including those in the United States, bringing no good to anyone.

It is despicable that the issue of “forced labor” in the United States has been reported from time to time.

According to the Los Angeles Times, after the outbreak of COVID-19, some women prisoners in the United States were forced to work overtime to produce masks at the risk of contracting the virus.

They worked up to 12 hours a day, but they were unable to wear one. In the United States hundreds of thousands of innocent people died of COVID-19, people like George Floyd cannot even breathe freely.

Why on earth do some U.S. politicians think they can lecture China on its Xinjiang policy while their country cannot even guarantee the citizens’ most basic rights to health and security?

Xinjiang affairs are China’s internal affairs that no other country has the right or privilege to interfere with.

The United States should respect basic facts, immediately withdraw its erroneous decision and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs while taking Xinjiang as an excuse.

China will take all essential measures to uphold national interests and dignity, and safeguard sovereignty, security and development interests.”

INP/javed