Remarks of Spokesman of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Jamaica on the False Claims Against China by the United States Embassy in Kingston
2021/07/17
We firmly reject the remarks recently made by the United States Embassy in Jamaica claiming "China's surveillance of Uyghurs, who are predominantly Muslim". Such claims are completely false and malicious slanders.
 
It is a common international practice to use modern scientific and technological products and big data to improve social governance, and the US is no exception. The installation of cameras in public places in accordance with law in Xinjiang doesn't target any specific ethnicity and it aims to improve social governance and prevent and fight crimes. This measure has been widely supported by people of all ethnic groups as it makes society safer.
 
Speaking of surveillance, the US has long been criticized for its massive surveillance using high-techs. Relevant US agencies have long been conducting massive, organized and indiscriminate cyber theft, surveillance and attack against foreign governments, companies and individuals in breach of international law and basic norms of international relations. This has been a well-known fact to all. The US vilified Xinjiang's deployment of modern technology for better social governance as surveillance targeting Uighurs and other ethnic minorities. Such remarks are nothing better than malicious slanders. Such attempt to sabotage prosperity and stability in Xinjiang and seek pretext to have a hand in China's internal affairs is doomed to fail.
 
The US knows better than anyone else how it has treated Muslims at home and abroad, and people around the world also have a clear judgment on that. The Muslim community in the US has been impacted unprecedentedly, suffering discrimination in life and work and various hate crimes and abuses. The suffering of American Muslims is like a magic mirror, which reveals the US hypocrisy in touting "human rights first" and "universal values". The US has also waged wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in the name of "anti-terrorism", resulting in untold casualties of Muslim civilians. The US has turned a blind eye to its deplorable human rights record and abuses in relation to Muslims, and instead repeatedly fabricated lies about Xinjiang. This is pure hypocrisy and double standard.  
 
What the US should do is to reflect on itself and earnestly solve its own Muslim human rights problems, rather than slander other countries and make fabricated lies under the pretext of caring about Muslim human rights.
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