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Somebody has to speak up about all this bullshit. Watch and learn the truth. This is all an attempt by the west to make China out to be an evil criminal so that when USA goes to war with them, they will be seen as FREEING the enslaved people and citizens will be behind them.
Excerpts from Graham Perry's 36 page report on Xinjiang, below. For the full report check out the link below to his website.
UIGHUR TERRORISM Political challenge focused on the creation of an East Turkistan Islamic State (ETIM). In November 1933 Mohammed Imin founded the so called “East Turkistan Islamic Republic.”. It failed but, in its wake, other organisations tried to follow the same lead which has created a fundamental conflict between Uighur Separatists/Muslim Extremists on the one hand and China on the other. That is what the dispute is about. The separatism of Islamic extremists versus the territorial integrity of China. It is for this reason that the issues are about security and not about race. China has had uppermost in its mind the need to avoid a second Chechnya; to defeat the Muslim extremists; and to protect and maintain the geographical and political “oneness” of China.
The ETIM is a Muslim separatist group founded by militant Uighurs. The US listed ETIM as a terrorist organisation in 2002 during a period of increased US-Chinese co-operation on anti-terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 Al-Qaida attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon. ETIM seeks an independent state called East Turkistan that would cover an area including parts of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kryrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Memetuhut Memetrozi, a co-founder of ETIM, is serving a life sentence in China for his involvement in terrorist attacks. The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), was formed in 2006 by Uighur extremists and took credit for the bus explosions in Shanghai and Kunming in 2006. During the Spring Festival in 1992, bombs planted on buses exploded killing three and injuring twenty-three; in 1997 nine were killed in a bus bombing; in 2011 eight were killed with knives and twenty-seven injured; in 2012 terrorists used knives to kill fifteen civilians and on 1 March 2014 two Xinjiang terrorists knifed to death thirty-one people at Kunming Railway and injured one hundred and forty others.
The following month, two terrorists hid in the crowd at Urumqi Railway station, detonated a bomb in a suitcase and killed three and injured seventy-nine people. Thirty-nine victims died from a detonated bomb on 22 May 2014, and in September 2015 terrorists attacked a coalmine in Baicheng County causing sixteen deaths. Specific terrorist attacks on Islamic leaders have resulted in the deaths of four leading clerics. Incendiary devices have been placed in shopping malls and attempts to cause a mid-air flight explosions have been foiled. In 2013, Xinjiang terrorists drove a jeep carrying gasoline into Tian’anmin Square in Beijing killing two and injuring more than forty bystanders.
Further attacks on government organisations between 1996 and 2016 have led to one hundred and twenty-eight deaths and many injuries. The biggest loss of life occurred on 5 July 2009 when terrorists engineered a riot which led to one hundred and ninety-seven deaths and more than one thousand seven hundred injuries. There have been many victims – the public and the police – and property losses have been considerable. The focus of the terrorism has been in Kashgar, Hotan, and the Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture in the south of Xinjiang. Normal religious activities in Xinjiang were seriously disrupted and social and economic development had suffered.
Some Muslim Uighurs joined Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and the matter came before the United Nations with the UN Security Council, US approving, referred to them as ‘Uighur ETIM terrorists’. Two UN Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1390 – designated ETIM as a terrorist group. There is further information. On 14 July 2015, the Strait Times of Singapore reported that Uighur terrorists had landed in Indonesia and Thailand and a shrine had been bombed in Bangkok. On 11 May 2017 Reuters reported “Syria as saying that up to 5000 Chinese Uighurs are fighting in militant groups.”
XINJIANG, THE UIGHURS AND THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE (BRI) Xinjiang is a strategically important province for China. In the context of the BRI, Xinjiang is the door to China’s New Silk Road linking China with Central Asia and Europe as well as Iran, the Middle East and Africa through the under-construction Gwadar Port in Pakistan. This much is apparent to the US whose withdrawal from Afghanistan has created a power vacuum leading Central Asian countries to look to China for mutual security and development - just at the time China is contending with what they call the “Three Evils” being terrorism, separatism and fundamentalism. China has also acquired a growing reputation for non-interference in the internal affairs of her trade partners. Two prominent Americans – one a diplomat and the other from the Army – have recently made relevant observations about the significance of Xinjiang; First, Charles Freeman, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Defence and, subsequently, US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said in a video broadcast, that approximately 3,000 Uighurs fought for ISIS and, that Uighurs were also involved in fighting the US and UK troops in Afghanistan with some of the fighters still in detention in Guantanamo Bay.
Second; Lieutenant-Colonel Wickerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Coln Powell, said the CIA has plans to encourage up to 20,000 indigenous Uighurs to fight against China in the event that hostilities break out in and around Xinjiang. These two experienced participators in the US military machine are not journalists writing a weekly column but experienced political and military people who are warning that the US has contingency plans to stir the pot and take advantage of turbulence in the region for the purpose of clipping China’s power. Additionally, it is relevant to point out that ETIM used to be classified by the US as a terrorist organisation but, recently, the US took ETIM off their terrorist list triggering speculation that the US is planning to send the former terrorists back into Xinjiang as ‘freedom fighters’ to ‘liberate the Uighurs from Chinese oppression.’ CHINA’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM China was challenged by terrorism and decided to act. They divided the Uighurs into three groups; the first group are hard-headed terrorists who carried out the acts of violence. The second group is composed of young men who came within the orbit of influence of the terrorists especially when they were thrown together in prison when idle time enabled the terrorist message to be promoted to eager listeners. There is a third group, and numerically very superior to the first two groups, and that is the overwhelming bulk of Uighurs who enjoy a rising standard of living and have no truck with terrorism. Back to the second group - it was during this period of confinement and inactivity that the terrorists influenced some of the followers into becoming militants.
For the first group, China was unyielding and arrest, trial, conviction and either imprisonment or execution has been their lot. For the second group, a quite different approach has been taken and the focus is on vocational centres offering education and training in order to wean impressionable young minds off of extremism. This is what is described as “concentration camps” in the Western media. The thrust of China’s policy is two fold: first, to defeat the terrorists militarily and, second, at the same time, to educate and rehabilitate those responsible for less serious violations of law and order. The emphasis is on education, raising civic awareness through lectures by Judges and lawyers, vocational training including garment making, food processing, interior design and livestock breeding. There is also emphasis on a step-by-step education in laws and exposure of terrorism and religious extremism with the focus of eliminating extremism by freeing the mind. To the Western media, this is called “brainwashing”. To the Chinese, this is called “emancipation” and the process of changing the mindset of terrorist sympathizers and offering them a way back into Chinese society in Xinjiang. The rules specifically permit the use of local ethnic languages and the consumption of Muslim food but there is no teaching or encouragement of religious observance.
The rules also emphasize central heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer and the availability of other material comforts. The goal is to eliminate religious extremism and to break the stranglehold that the mind-set of extremism has on young people who have drifted into the reach of extremists. No question that the Chinese are addressing terrorist thinking, ideology and norms. The goal is to turn these criminals - for they have to have been found guilty of participation in terrorist activity albeit at the margins and not at the core, in order to be sentenced to periods of confinement and restriction – back into civic minded citizens free of extremist thinking and ideology. And the Chinese do claim success – religious extremism has been eliminated; there have been no recent incidents of bombs, knife attacks or terrorist activity. The detention and re-education camps have been closed. China has not relaxed its vigilance. Afghanistan remains unstable; ISIS may have suffered defeats but Muslim extremism remains a challenge to all governments – Muslim or non-Muslim, Asia or Europe. China is constantly alert to renewed terrorist challenges notwithstanding that no such challenges have occurred in the last four years.
The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, London outlined twenty-two terrorist attacks across Europe in the past five years including five attacks in the UK where the perpetrators had made connections in prison. The United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism recognises that poverty, unemployment, and low levels of education constitute the soil from which terrorism is nurtured and developed. Separating violent extremists from impressionable young people, who have flirted with terrorism in the UK, is now likely to happen. It is what has been happening in Xinjiang, China for six years from 2013 on a bigger scale.
Now to the allegation that China has committed genocide. Is China killing people in ‘concentration camps’? As we approach the allegations and consider the evidence – and with past evidence of ‘genocides’ in mind - it is right to note that, in China, no evidence has been produced, either on the ground or by satellite, of gas ovens, or burial grounds, or rail routes to killing camps, or locations of mass murder, or photos of death marches, or smoke exuding crematoriums, or burial pit executions. We need to remind ourselves that there have been no allegations of death squads lining up people against a wall and shooting them – scenes ever-present in the Holocaust - or the daubing of shop windows or Uighurs having to wear uniquely identifiable clothing. There are other allegations to consider (forced sterilization, banning local dialects, closing local mosques) but it is right that at the start it should be recognized that the widely understood Holocaust type evidence is absent in allegations relating to alleged Chinese genocide of the Uighurs.
Such observations have not restrained either the past or the present US Secretary of State. The former, Trump’s US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on 19 January 2021;-
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state. These crimes are ongoing and include: the arbitrary imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of more than one million civilians, forced sterilzation, torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained, force labour and the imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom or religion or belief, freedom of expression and freedom of movement”.
Anthony Blinken, the new US Secretary of State, said the following at his Senate confirmation hearing “the forcing of men, women and children into concentration camps; trying to, in effect, re-educate them to be adherents to the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party, all of that speaks to an effort to commit genocide”. Later, on the same day as Pompeo made his genocide statement , Antony Blinken, President Biden’s, newly appointed Secretary of State said;- “My judgment remains that genocide was committed against the Uighurs and that hasn’t changed”.
In 2017, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission announced a $5.2bn healthcare investment in Xinjiang to strengthen health infrastructure in rural areas. There were positive consequences – infant mortality rates fell and life expectancy rose but the question that is asked is how did a big investment to improve the health of previously neglected rural communities sit comfortably with a policy of genocide?
It is also alleged that Xinjiang has banned ethnic minority students from using their own languages and closed schools that teach in the Uighur language. While promoting education in Mandarin, Xinjiang also offers courses in the spoken and written languages of ethnic minority groups. Mandarin is now being taught increasingly widely in UK schools because a knowledge of Mandarin will increasingly be a requirement for international exchange. The same applies to the Uighurs – maintain local language and culture but bear in mind that 91% of the 1.4bn population of China speak mandarin so therefore teaching mandarin makes sense.
All you ever hear on the news is Xinjiang and human rights abuses. It also seems that all of these think tanks are either in the USA or somewhere that followed the USA into Iraq looking for the WMDs. Or maybe India who is at war with China along the Tibetan border right now. Could it possibly be that there is an ulterior motive? Duh.
Think of all the New York stock brokers on Wall St that will tell you anything they have to to get you to buy a useless stock in order to drive the price up. Now use that same image and extend it to a writer for some news agency that needs to not only pay his mortgage but also want to get rich because after all, that is the American dream. Maybe it's only achievable in America because they are the ones that will say anything and do anything for money. A prime example was Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary.
None of them have ever been outside USA but are experts on foreign countries. We saw what happened in Iraq when Saddam was eliminated. Some countries in the world need a strong leader who can rule with an iron fist or else chaos will result. They are not like the western world. China is like that. Xinjiang was full of terrorists. They were heading to cities all over China with machetes and going into train stations and killing as many people as they could. They wanted their own radical Muslim state.
That doesn't mean that all Muslims are bad. China has a ton of great Muslims but Islam can breed radicals that must be dealt with before they get out of control. That's what these camps were for. Many are empty now as there work has been completed. And we are also hearing about forced labour in the cotton factories. Funny thing is that no one who lives in Xinjiang has ever heard of it. Only foreigners know about it. Now how does that work? Anyway Adidas and the other shoe companies will lose a ton of money over this as those stores are shut down now.
When I lived in Dubai there was rioting in Hong Kong for about a year. A Chinese woman in my gym told me that her mother still lived in Hong Kong and someone was offering university students there 500 GBP/month to get out in the streets and join the demonstrations. That sounds like CIA money to me. the only was they can keep China from catching up to the West is to destabilize it from within and to turn the world opinion against it.
The CIA armed all the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan in the beginning of the Russia conflict and trained them in all aspects of warfare including Jihad and this was considered a bonus because at the end of the conflict many of the Muslims who had been trained by the CIA returned to their home in Xinjiang to commit the same terror acts in China.
The troubles in Hong Kong began when a Hong Kong resident was suspected of murdering his girl friend in Taiwan and the Taiwan police wanted him extradited for trial. What country in the world doesn't extradite murder suspects? So when the Hong Kong government tried to make this law, the students all revolted saying "no, the next thing you know you can send us to jail in China if we commit a crime here." Well that's what happens to criminals. And criminals is just what they were. The western media never showed the clips of the police being attacked or of the Hong Kong locals who stood up to the thugs being doused in gasoline and set ablaze. Everything was carefully scripted and edited to tell the story exactly as the editors wanted it told.
What really amazes me is how supposedly educated people can be so stupid as to not see through all of this smoke and mirror flim flam.
In China, I don't have a car. Too dam much trouble to get a license. It's like getting a PHD in Canada. And then I am only there part of each year and some years not at all. So mostly, I ride my bicycle. It's good exercise and if I am going a long way public transport is so available it seems a waste of money to own a vehicle. But working in Dubai, everyone there wants to show the crowd how expensive a car they're driving. Porsches, Lambos, Ferarris, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Bentleys, Rolls, and Beamers. It's quite a contrast. In the village nearby where I live in China, 90% of the people drive a 90cc or electric motorcycle and are quite happy with that. There seems to be no keeping up with the Jones's there. From what I've learned happiness gained from an initial jolt of gift or prize, evaporates over time and you are back to baseline. A study was done with people who won a lottery and people who became paralyzed and after one year both were back as happy as they were one year before.
Once you get older and look at the people around you it becomes apparent that the most important thing in life is fitness and health. The place I worked a few years back in Dubai was owned by a multi-millionaire. He had about 8 companies and ours was the smallest. He died at 55 of a heart attack. Overweight. High blood pressure. High blood sugar. And the only thing on his mind was making more money. What good is that money to you when you're in the grave? I think we all remember when we were very young, 5-9, and didn't have much but were happy. That is what life should be now and can be, if you let go of the will to have too much.
Martin Sinclair Edmonton Alberta Hainan China