U.S. bill on Xinjiang draws criticism from experts

2019-12-10 08:08:25Xinhua Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called "Uygur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019" despite China's strong opposition, experts have criticized the U.S. move, saying that it reveals the U.S. double standard on human rights and counter-terrorism, as well as its sinister intention to contain China's development.

Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, said that based on his own experience in visiting Xinjiang, those allegations against China were untrue.

The Xinjiang-related bill is "yet another example of American arrogance and unwarranted interference in other countries' affairs," said Griffiths.

"They only want to cynically exploit questions of human and democratic rights in order to damage China's growing prestige in the world," he noted.

Sultan Mehmood Hali, head of the Pakistan-China Media Forum, said the Xinjiang-related bill directly interferes in China's internal affairs.

There is a lot of false propaganda about Xinjiang in Western reports, said Hali, who once visited Xinjiang.

Terrorism is the common enemy of the international community, said the Pakistani political and strategic analyst, adding that other countries should learn from China's experience in fighting terrorism in Xinjiang.

Kyrgyz political analyst Mars Sariev said facts have proved that a series of policies and measures taken by the Chinese government in Xinjiang are conducive to maintaining long-term stability and stable development.

The U.S. act interferes in China's internal affairs, supports separatism and attempts to undermine the stability in Xinjiang, Sariev said.

Xinjiang affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no country has the right to interfere, he added.

Azmi Hassan from the University of Technology Malaysia said what the United States has done raises doubts about its real intention.

The United States had also exerted pressure on Malaysia by adopting similar measures on issues such as human rights and trade, Hassan added.

The United States frequently interferes in other countries' internal affairs in the name of human rights, and as a result, faces the risk of losing the trust of other countries, Hassan added.

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