In recent years the China Government has achieved many milestones, which include the successful holding of the Beijing winter Olympics and becoming the only venue to host both summer and winter Olympics.
China has played a pivotal role in combating the pandemic from the development of vaccine and to aiding the developing country with the PPE and diagnosing kits and donating to WHO in combating the pandemic.
China at same time has taken steps for the development of the remote areas and uplifting the standards of 700 million people above the poverty line. It has played a key role for the clean energy and green environment.
While China was busy in the development and fulfilling its ethical duty, the western countries and media have been grouping to stage a propaganda against China as a foul tactic of Cold war continuation of Trump & Mike Pompeo regime.
On April 12, 2022 the 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practices was issued blaming China and other countries for the so-called violation of human rights and suppressing religious freedom. The United States Religious Freedom Alliance agrees with this, and it is also promoting it everywhere.
The intentions are clear with the plans to attack China at the 2022 World Summit on religious freedom in the UK.
The global summit to promote freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is planned to be hosted by UK in London on July 5th and 6th 2022. Government representatives and religious leaders from various countries will be invited to attend the summit, focusing on issues such as religious persecution.
This year’s “Human Rights and Democracy Report” by the British Foreign Office once again listed China as “a country with a deteriorating human rights situation”. British Foreign Office statement says that British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss regards the promotion of freedom of religion and belief as an important part of British foreign policy.
Like the previous summits on religious freedom in the United States and Poland, this year’s summit in London will help the international community collectively address persecution of beliefs. In addition, the UK is committed to building a “network of liberty” around the world.
In February 2020, 27 countries led by the United States announced the establishment of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance, of which the United Kingdom is a founding member. The alliance currently has 35 members, and no Asian countries have joined.
This year, China is listed as a “country with deteriorating human rights situation” again, pointing out that the human rights problems in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet.
In the recent events USA,UK & Canada staged a diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest China’s human rights record.
On April 12, 2022 the U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor published 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practice Attacks China’s Religion and Human Rights Issues.
In the past five years, the United States has released the “Country Human Rights Report”, which aims to provide objective record of human rights situations in 198 countries and regions around the world by 2021.
The Biden administration on one side has put human rights at the center of U.S. domestic and foreign policy while on the other hand it has invaded and destroyed the democracy of a number of countries by imposing a war of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and many more countries.
The first Democracy Summit in December 2021 which brought together representatives from 100 governments as well as civil society and the private sector was a kind of favoritism political stunt from USA.
The report has criticized China on Human Rights Practice including freedom of speech, cyber control, detention centers in Xinjiang arbitrary or unlawful killings by the government; forced disappearances by the government; torture by the government; harsh and life-threatening prison and detention conditions; arbitrary detention by the government, including the mass detention of more than one million Uyghurs and members of other predominantly Muslim minority groups in extrajudicial internment camps and an additional two million subjected to daytime-only “re-education” training; political prisoners etc.
The report is fabricated by USA to gain the political fame and defame China’s international diplomacy, relations and defame China and trying to label itself as the “human rights judge”.
US has the most advanced medical equipment and technology in the world, but has the largest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths.
“Instead of seeking ways to tackle the pandemic, the US government resorted to political manipulation, claimed that the COVID virus had leaked from laboratories, and allowed the ‘virus ‘of racism to spread, resulting in the frequent occurrence of hate crimes against Asian American people.
Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 48th council meeting invited State Minister Wang Yi and he reiterated the China and Islamic world cooperation.
Contrary to Western sponsored propaganda, the Uyghur population grew from 10.17 million to 12.71 million, an increase of between 2010 and 2018, much higher than 2% growth of Han population and 22% growth of other minority population, which is a reflection of full respect of all rights for Uyghurs.
The living standard of the people has also increased significantly as more than ten million people have moved to new homes, achievement of full coverage of compulsory education and medical insurance coverage for over 99% population.
Rights and interests of all ethnic groups are fully protected and they are free to receive education, use ethnic languages, and inherit their own traditional culture.
This is also borne out from the fact that Xinjiang has more than 24,000 mosques, which means a mosque for every 530 Muslims in the region. This is in sharp contrast to a number of other countries that do not allow Muslims to build mosques and maintain their religious identity.
[Dr. Haroon Sheikh, PhD in International Relations]