Author: MOS Education Group – Maverick
The genocide of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Province of Communist China has triggered attention around the international community, especially when former U.S. Secretary, Mr. Mike Pompeo, declared the CCP’s atrocities as genocide in early 2021 before right before the Biden Administration came into power. Moreover, there has been increasing evidence coming out proving the existence of the internment camp and the atrocities in there. However, the CCP still blatantly denies it and attempt to use its skillful propaganda to deceive the world. In the following, we will take a look at some of the evidence until this point, and comparing them to the CCP’s propaganda of “ethnic minorities in Xinjiang are not suppressed and having a good life”.
Historically, the region of Xinjiang has been an important section of the Silk Road. Different ethnicities, cultures, and ideas have been intersecting here and mutually influencing each other that resulted in the very rich cultural heritage in the region. The interactions between the Han Chinese and the Indigenous peoples (ancestors of modern ethnic groups such as the Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Tajiks, and Kyrgyzs) can be traced back thousands of years ago since the time of the Western Han Dynasty. Despite conflicts happened occasionally between China and the indigenous people there, there has never been such a period of bloodshed and terror in the history of the region, compared to the period since the establishment of Communist China.
The CCP (and communism, in the broader sense) promote atheism and therefore wants to destroy all the religions and cultures in the realm under its control. The Cultural Revolution started by Mao Zedong has literally completely destroyed the traditional Han Chinese’s cultural legacy in both tangible and intangible aspects. Xi Jinping, who was a big admirer of Mao, is following his step. What the CCP has been doing in Xinjiang (as well as in Tibet and Inner Mongolia), is aiming to obliterate the religions, cultures, and traditions in these areas and completely assimilate these people under the system of the CCP.
The first reason for the CCP to establish these internment camps in Xinjiang, is the attempt to force the ethnic minorities who mostly are Muslims, to give up their religion and worship Xi and communism. To the outside world, the CCP declares the Uyghurs are religious extremists and their excuse for persecuting them is “fighting terrorism”. Internally, the Xinjiang local branch of the CCP government has forced millions of ethnic minorities to enter these camps and meanwhile, encourage large numbers of Han Chinese to settle in the region. In order to better assimilate the region, the authorities also force the females of the ethnic minorities to get married to Han Chinese.
The detainees in the camps experience brutal physical and mental torture that anyone in Western democratic countries can hardly imagine (e.g. detainees were gang-raped, genitals being electrocuted; experienced food deprivation and heavy beating). Those few who manage to get released from the camps and escape overseas, describe their horrible personal experience in tears over there that touches the heart of people who have a sense of righteousness, and these people are vivid evidence proving the existence of these internment camps (See Source 1, 2, 3, mentioning details of the torture the detainee received).
Apart from destroying the local cultures and traditions, the CCP also attempt to use the local ethnic minorities as slave laborers. On the surface, the CCP has been implementing a “labor transfer scheme”, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet, while telling the outside world the purpose is to alleviate poverty in these regions by creating jobs for the local population. However, it is actually far from true.
In Xinjiang, the CCP has been forcing the local ethnic minorities to work in the cotton field. According to a Guardian report back in 2020, the Xinjiang region produces more than 20% of the global cotton and 84% of China’s, and it is discovered that a large share of the cotton remains heavily reliant on manual picking, and the workers are actually local ethnic minorities, not those brought in there from other provinces of China. (See 7)
Another example of forced labor in Xinjiang is solar panels. A study conducted by Helena Kennedy Center for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University, finds out Xinjiang region account for approximately 45% of the world’s supply on a crucial element for solar panel (solar-grade polysilicon), and all polysilicon manufactures in the region have reported their participation in the labor transfer programs and are supplied by raw materials companies that have. The natural response of the CCP is of course claiming workers engaging in such program voluntarily, but the evidence found by the study suggests that the workers, who are mostly indigenous ethnic minorities in the region, are facing unprecedented coercion and the constant threat of re-education and internment. (See 10)
Similar to that of in Tibet, the implementation of such forced labor targeting the local ethnic minorities in Xinjiang have aims including mobilizing a ‘reticent’ minority group to change their traditional livelihood mode; employing military drill and military-style training management to produce discipline and obedience; emphasizing the need to “transform” laborers’ thinking and identity, and reforming their ‘backwardness’; teaching law and Chinese; aiming to weaken the perceived negative influence of religion; prescribing detailed quotas, and puting great pressure on officials to achieve program goals.”; (See 8,12)
Apart from investigative reports, there are also various types of evidence proving the existence of the CCP’s atrocities against the ethnic minorities in Xinjiang as well as internment camp detaining and torturing them, including satellite images (See 4), leaked footage (See 5,11), and recently, personal description by a Chinese security guard who defected (See 6).
At this point, we have a basic understanding of the relationship between the CCP and the ethnic minorities in Xinjiang (as well as in Tibet and Inner Mongolia), and we can see the rationale of why the CCP has been carrying out genocide-like policies towards them. They aim to wipe out all religions, traditions, and cultures in regions where they reside, and at the same time turning the people into slave labor that pumps the CCP’s enormous, and utterly evil and insane resource-exploiting and money-generating machine, which in the end will completely destroy the natural environment there and wipe out all trace of traditional cultures and religions. (See 9)
Now, let us take a look at how the CCP’s propaganda denying its atrocities against the ethnic minorities.
In order to create an image of harmony in the Xinjiang region, the CCP might leave a portion of the ethnic minority region and area at peace, or even provide them some favors. Then, the CCP mouthpiece media, notably the CCTV, will go into Xinjiang and interview them. Since they did not receive as horrible treatment as many of their own co-ethnic, they will perform normally or even seem to be joyous in front of the camera (See 13). Another possibility is that the interviewees have been threatened by the CCP, warning them “say things and act carefully” or that they will suffer “serious consequences”, a typical CCP way to prevent people to speak out the truth.
The CCP also mobilizes the “little pinks” (jingoistic/chauvinistic Chinese nationalist and socialist on the internet), “internet water army”, “50 cents” (massive amount of internet trolls who get paid by the CCP to manipulate public opinion and disseminate disinformation to the benefit of the CCP. For instance, they write and like comments which are favorable to the regime) and the foreigners who came to China and have been secretly receiving benefits from the CCP (for them to boast the regime and how the citizens’ life are blessed with happiness in Communist China). Some of them even open their own YouTube channel after they went back to their home country and keep making videos that portray favorable images of the CCP regime to the outside world, and their channel for certain will naturally attract many “50 cents army” and “little pinks” to like their contents.
In the case of Xinjiang genocide, there are some interesting phenomena that can be observed in internet forums and some YouTube comment sections. In Quora, a popular Q&A website in the West, when the discussion touches upon this topic, answers that deny the genocide tend to receive way more like compare to those that think or agree the genocide is taking place, or subtly directing people to think the genocide does not exist but was a product of “Western Propaganda” (See 14 – David Barry’s answer; 15 – Calvin Liao’s answer ).
There are tourists who visited the major cities of Xinjiang who say they do not see any traits of internment camps but only prosperous streets filled with ethnic food and buildings, and people seem to live a happy life, and they cannot believe such things can exist. However, will the CCP build an internment camp right next to a tourist place or in a big city? Many of these internment camps where the pictures are captured by the satellite are located in remote desert areas. Surely every tourist will receive benefits from the CCP, but they likely have been deceived by the illusions of “Potemkin village” created by the CCP. (See 14, Nathan James’s answer)
Nonetheless, as more and more solid evidence of the Xinjiang ethnic genocide come out, there are also more people around the world who realize that this is actually fact despite the CCP’s very effort to deny it. This can be indicated in the comments condemning the CCP and the number of likes on Youtube , especially after Secretary Pompeo’s official announcement in this regard. (See 16)
If these internment camps are actually re-education camps, then what is the reason for the CCP to have been trying so hard to deny them, until to a point they cannot deny anymore because the clear pictures and footage of these complexes have leaked out, then they reluctantly announced these are actually “re-education” camps for the ethnic minorities of “vocational training”.
To sum up, the purpose of this discussion is to let readers compare and critically think about what makes more sense to them. Does the countless clear evidence make more sense to you? Or does the CCP’s propaganda?
Lastly, I want to reiterate one important point, that is, it was the CCP, the Chinese Communist Party, but not the ordinary Chinese people that commit such unspeakable evil humanitarian crime. The CCP must be taken down otherwise it will never stop bringing darkness and suffering to humanity.
Just as Mr. Miles Guo said, the Western World might think they can just turn a blind eye on this and adopt appeasement to the CCP, just like when the Great Protest in Hong Kong in 2019, and choose to keep colluding and doing business with the CCP because they love the benefits the CCP offers to them. But in the end, the karma comes back to the westerner themselves, as we can see, the global mandatory vaccination and the harms it has been inflicting on the Western society.
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8. Report charts China’s expansion of mass labour programme in Tibet
9. French Media Condemned the CCP of Destroying Xinjiang’s Environment While Supressing the Uyghurs
10. In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains
11. New footage shows Uyghurs bussed across China for forced labour in factories
12. Leak reveals China’s ‘brainwashing’ camps
13. CCTV report on TBEA’s poverty alleviation efforts in Southern Xinjiang
14. How can I help stop the Uighur genocide?
15. What is the current situation with the Uighurs in China? Are they really being persecuted and locked up in camps? Is there a genocide going on? Where can I find some objective informations on this topic?
16. How China is crushing the Uyghurs | The Economist
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