Beijing, February 5 (INP): Pakistani and Russian ambassadors in Geneva at a webinar said that Xinjiang’s development and people’s happy life are really inspiring and helpful for the diplomatic circle to get to know the real Xinjiang in an all-round and accurate way.
According to the Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin here, the webinar titled “Xinjiang is a Wonderful Land” was jointly held by China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on February 3.
Many diplomatic representatives recalled their visits to Xinjiang and spoke highly of the Chinese government’s commitment to promoting sustainable development, safeguarding social order, protecting human rights, and improving people’s livelihoods.
The Pakistani and Russian ambassadors also expressed firm opposition to politicizing human rights issues and using Xinjiang-related issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
The event was aimed at introducing Xinjiang’s socioeconomic development achievements and people’s living conditions there to diplomats from more than 50 countries, including nearly 20 ambassadors.
The online event also attracted the participation of officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN human rights experts.
At the event, a series of video clips reflecting Xinjiang’s natural scenery, development achievements and people’s happy life were played for the audience.
Erkin Tuniyaz, vice chairman of the regional government and head of the Xinjiang Islamic Association and the Xinjiang Islamic Institute, and Muhtiram Sherip, the Imam of Yanghang Mosque in Urumqi City, further introduced how religious freedom is guaranteed in Xinjiang.
Representatives of graduated trainees from former vocational education and training centers attended the event and talked about how they got rid of extremist ideologies and how their lives have been changed after learning skills and graduating from the centers.
Popular livestreaming broadcasters, “relatives” of “Family of Ethnic Unity” in which Han officials have paired up with families of Uyghur groups as friends, Uyghur mothers and workers told their personal stories on how Xinjiang has shaken off extreme poverty, developed e-commerce, protected traditional culture, offered free education and maternal and child health-care, and promoted solidarity and unity among people of all ethnic groups.