Chinese Embassy Celebrates Ongoing Abuse of Uyghurs

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on January 9, 2021

China’s embassy for the United States recently faced harsh criticism for tweeting out an article from the publication China Daily, that was headlined “Eradication of extremism has given Xinjiang women more autonomy, says report,” which is an overt attempt to justify the brutal, borderline-genocidal, treatment of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

The Chinese embassy was not sharing a report written by a reliable media source, they were merely pushing Chinese Communist propaganda. China Daily is not a privately-owned publication, it is directly owned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the State Council Information Office, which is the propaganda arm of the CCP. 

Although there are some extremism and terrorism issues that exist in Xinjiang the Communist government in China notoriously exaggerates the problems in order to try and excuse their poor treatment of Uyghurs as a whole.

What is so troubling about the article shared by the Chinese embassy was not what was in the article, it was clearly manufactured nonsense, but instead what was not mentioned.

At one point the article states that: 

In the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no long baby-making machines, it said. Women have since been striving to become healthy, confident and independent.

(The bad grammar/spelling is the fault of China Daily)

This blatantly leaves out the fact the Chinese government organizes forced marriages between Uyghur women and Han Chinese men, in some cases after the Uyghur woman’s actual husband was arrested and sent to a concentration camp, often simply for being religious.

The article even goes on to specifically promote Chinese communist family planning laws and regulations stating that in Xinjiang that “Family planning policies have been fully implemented in the region in accordance with the law, the report said,” so China Daily can’t even plead ignorance to the fact they know this is an authoritarian cram-down on the Uyghur community.

Uyghur women being forcefully married to Han Chinese men at a CCP propaganda event.

Uyghur women being forcefully married to Han Chinese men at a CCP propaganda event.

The Chinese embassy in their original tweet about the article, which is now deleted, even inserted the quote about Uyghur women no being “baby-making machines” as if that was not the most bigoted part they could have possibly highlighted. 

After the intense blowback on Twitter, the Chinese embassy deleted their tweet but continued to attempt to justify themselves with the following tweet. 

The Embassy still has not deleted their other tweet promoting the CCP’s forced family planning policies and cultural engineering of the Xinjiang region. 

This kind of behaviour coming from the Chinese embassy in the United States really raises the question of why Western countries are not doing more to push back on the abuses done by the CCP against the Uyghur Muslims and other religious minorities. 

In Canada’s case the policies the Chinese government has towards the Uyghur’s has not changed in decades but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government still allowed China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army to train for winter combat on Canadian soil.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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