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.
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.”