Destabilizing China In Xinjiang – Top-5 Reasons Why The U.S. Pretends To Be Concerned About Uighurs

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Feb 17 2024
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Last August, despite US-led Western nations’ relentless efforts in accusing Beijing of human rights violations against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a stop in Xinjiang during his return trip to the 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa and announced that a “beautiful Xinjiang” will continue to be built as part of China’s modernization process.


In fact, Washington was so obsessed with the so-called Chinese oppressive treatment of Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang province that the U.S. fabricated lies about “concentration camps”, “forced migration” and “forced sterilization”. More dramatic crimes included “systemic sexual assault” and even “genocide” spewed by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


It’s hard to believe that 12 million Uighurs, representing almost half the population in Xinjiang, still have not fought back if indeed the Chinese government had done all those barbaric and nasty things. Amusingly, travellers or YouTubers from the West could not find any Nazi China concentration camps, let alone mass killing of Uighurs when they travelled to the region.

Xinjiang China Uighur Muslim Girls

Beijing must have done an excellent job oppressing the Muslim Uighurs that the Xinjiang Province was renamed “Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region” in 1955 from the originally proposed “Xinjiang Autonomous Region” due to Uighurs complaints. If China had committed genocide, then the U.S. is worse for working hand-in-glove with Israel in killing close to 30,000 Palestinians since Oct 2023.


Under growing pressure, Volkswagen became the latest casualty in the U.S.’ political chess game. After Germany’s Handelsblatt financial daily reported that forced labour may have been used to build a test track for the German carmaker in Turpan, Xinjiang in 2019, the company said it was in talks with its Chinese joint-venture partner SAIC about the “future direction of business activities in Xinjiang”.


Already, Germany’s chemicals giant BASF announced last week that it would sell the stakes of its two plants in China’s Xinjiang region due to allegations of human rights abuse – even though BASF’s own audits had never found any indication of human rights violations in its operations in Xinjiang. Unlike BASF, however, the Chinese do not need Volkswagen cars.

Volkswagen Badges

The Chinese consumers could boycott Volkswagen, the same way they did to H&M and Nike in 2021 when the Swedish clothing company and the American sports equipment manufacturer stopped buying cotton from Xinjiang. Volkswagen sold a jaw-dropping 3.236 million vehicles in 2023. The Chinese market is so lucrative that it is investing US$1 billion in electric car development in the country.


It doesn’t matter how much Beijing explains that the human rights of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang are protected to the maximum extent. It doesn’t matter how many thousands of observers from the United Nations are invited to visit the region. And it doesn’t matter how much it denies the suppression of Uighurs because the U.S.’ purpose is to suppress China from becoming a superpower.


The American-style democracy, once trumpeted as the best system in the world, has increasingly become a laughing stock as many Americans believe the political system is broken to the extent that the nation is on the brink of a civil war between the Republicans and Democrats. The so-called Chinese autocracy, meanwhile, appears to be working just fine, if not better than democracy.

US Capitol Riot Photo - Trump Supporters Outside the US Capitol

As American democracy plunges into a “disastrous state”, China seized the opportunity to promote its political model as not only more effective, but also responsive to the people’s wishes and welfare. One of the most popular things Western YouTubers love to do in China is to walk alone past midnight and to film stunning architecture and infrastructure, especially the bullet trains.


The mocking of their own countries’ deplorable safety, crumbling transportation system and the homeless people is the clearest proof that the West isn’t superior – even lagging behind China. The Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed railway alone, which is also the world’s highest high-speed rail station, is a humiliation to superpower U.S.’ obsolete transportation system.


The World Bank’s recognition of China’s success in lifting 800 million people out of poverty within just 40 years must be too painful to Washington as it shows autocratic communism isn’t necessarily bad compares to liberal democracy. Worse, the China could overtake the U.S., both economically and militarily. Therefore, the CIA must destabilise the emerging superpower – by hook or by crook.

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But why Xinjiang? As a start, Xinjiang Province has the largest Muslim population in China. Of course, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency knew very well that Islamic radicalism and terrorism always happen in any Muslim population. Likewise, the Chinese government too understood that the infiltration and spread of extremism are a hotbed for violence and terror.


As ethnic separatism, religious extremism and terrorism pose a serious challenge to the integrity and unity of China, the government had no choice but to suppress it before something like 9/11 (September 11 attacks) happens in the country. The U.S. government conveniently spins and twists the Chinese anti-terrorism and de-radicalization programmes as genocide and crimes against humanity.


To dramatize it as a global issue – and to divert attention from domestic problems – the U.S. has warned and threatened businesses with supply chain and investment ties to China’s Xinjiang province that they could face legal consequences. In truth, Black Americans are 3.23 times more likely than White Americans to be killed by police – according to a study by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


The U.S. can’t even treat the black and white Americans equally, but has the cheek to lecture China about human rights violations in Xinjiang, a province with 56 ethnic groups living peacefully. Xinjiang is a good choice for anti-China forces in the West to destabilize China because as the only Muslim region, it was considered the most fragile and an easy target.


According to the 97-page report by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning “Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS)”, the US-led “war on terror” has killed as many as 2 million people within 10 years (1990-2000). Brown University researchers, meanwhile, said the death toll was 4.5 million as a result of post-9/11 conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – and spent US$8 trillion on these wars.


The second factor why Xinjiang is being targeted – the region is the largest province and occupies one-sixth of the country’s land mass, spanning over 1.6 million square kilometres. It’s about the size of Iran and nearly 4 times the size of the U.S. state of California. It would be a major victory to the U.S.’ divide-and-conquer if the Chinese loses this province due to violence and provocation.

China Belt and Road Initiative BRI - Map

Sharing a total land border length of 5,600 km with eight countries namely with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Russia and Mongolia, this region along the northwestern border of China is important not only due to its geostrategic location in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but also possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil.


As a gateway to Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Iran, the region is the primary point of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious BRI plan, without which China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) “Kashgar” located in Xinjiang would not be possible. In fact, without Xinjiang, which has been the frontier of China’s trade route since ancient times, China-Europe freight train network will not happen.


Hence, the third factor is commerce, where Xinjiang plays an important role as the hub connecting the Chinese, Central Asia and European markets – just as it did historically when the silk, porcelain and tea traders or merchants used the same trading routes on camels hundreds of years ago. Besides producing 20% of the world’s cotton, not many know that China is the world’s top producer of tomatoes, thanks to Xinjiang.

Xinjiang Cotton

Yes, like its cotton, the U.S. too has banned tomatoes grown in the Chinese region of Xinjiang since 2021 due to allegations that they may have been produced by Uighurs forced labour. According to the United Nations, China produced 35% of global tomatoes production in 2020, where Xinjiang produces 80% of the country’s tomato crop, an industry which began in 1978.


The fourth factor is natural resources – this region is extremely rich in oil. In June 2021, PetroChina discovered nearly 5.72 billion barrels of oil deep under the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang. In August 2022, oil giant Sinopec discovered an oil field containing 1.7 billion tons of oil reserves in the Shunbei oil and gas field located in the Tarim Basin, northwest China’s Xinjiang region.


Crucially, the region is considered to be the energy powerhouse of China because not only it is the largest producer of gas, but also due to its second largest solar power, hydropower and wind energy resources. Other natural resources included minerals such as iron, copper, tungsten, molybdenum, “Muscovite”, gemstones, zinc, chromium, coal, chrome, and nickel.

Xinjiang China Borders Map

Like North Korea, the Xinjiang Region acts as a buffer zone and provides its strategic depth to the Chinese mainland by repelling attackers or invaders. Instigating Uighurs to go against Beijing is similar to putting Ukraine and Russia at loggerheads. The Chinese communist government may collapse if Xinjiang disintegrates, the same way Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, Ben Ali and Ali Abdullah Saleh lost power in uprisings as a result of the Arab Spring in 2011.


Therefore, it is home to three Chinese airbases, including the deployment of some of the countries’ best-advanced fighter jet namely H-6 Bombers, J-20, J-10 and others. As four out of six major BRI land routes pass through Xinjiang, the PLARF (People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force) is located here with large clusters of ballistic missile silos for obvious reason.


Do you know that ethnic minorities such as Uighurs receive 10 extra points on the university entrance exam (“gaokao) as well as public recruitment exams, a privilege that largest ethnic group “Han” does not enjoy? In fact, free education is provided covering 15 years from kindergarten to senior high school. All villages in Xinjiang have kindergartens where children have free breakfast and lunch.

Xinjiang Students

Despite accusations of suppression, Xinjiang actually has 56 universities, producing a total of 2.1 million graduates up till 2020. There are also 37 vocational and technical colleges, 147 secondary vocational schools, 112 public libraries, 106 museums and memorial halls, and 102 radio and television stations. Every resident in Xinjiang has access to free health-check annually too.


To encourage interracial marriages between ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, the government has offered annual cash payouts of 10,000 Yuan for 5 years. During the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020) alone, 1.3 million urban affordable housing units were built for the people. This is perhaps why Western travellers can’t find homeless people in China, unlike the United States.


The only difference between Xinjiang and other provinces is the seemingly tight security where police and road blocks were more than usual. This is because China has zero tolerance to any radicals or jihadists waiting to create chaos. Beijing prefers pre-emptive measures, unlike in the West where the solution is to offer candlelight vigil remembering the victims – after a terrorist attack has occurred.

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