U.S. Calls on UN to Hold Communist China Accountable for Human Rights Violations in Xinjiang

It was reported on September 26th, the United States called for a debate at the United Nations with Communist China over human rights abuses in Xinjiang province.

 Some observers found that a high-profile report released on August 31th by the UN’s independent human rights watchdog, covered up some of the more egregious abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) against the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. According to the media, Washington submitted a draft resolution to the UN Human Rights Council to “hold a debate on the situation of human rights in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region” when the council next meets, as representatives of member states concluded their two-week session in New York.

 “Countries have the right to choose independently their paths of human rights development … Politicization of human rights issues, double standards and the use of human rights as an excuse to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs should be rejected,” the CCP’s foreign ministry said in a position paper ahead of the New York forum.“The Human Rights Council and other human rights mechanisms of the UN should…avoid becoming a stage for political confrontation,” the foreign ministry said.

 The report last month by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights highlighted “credible” allegations of arbitrary detention and widespread physical and sexual abuse that “amount to acts of torture.” Communist China uses its detention camps as a technique of alleviating poverty and quelling unrest in the region, but investigations have found evidence of involuntary labor, brainwashing, sterilization and other human rights violations.

 It is understood that the U.S. and Western partners considered responses to the report’s revelations at the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly over the past two weeks, amid pressure from rights groups and others.

 Pushing for a resolution condemning the CCP’s activities is an option, according to the report. However, Western leaders have expressed concern that a failed resolution could damage the Wests credibility and hinted a possibe shift in the global balance of power in the face of opposition from the communist state and its allies.

 The report also said that the council of 47 members, including the Communist China, will vote on the resolution next week. 

 Xu Guixiang, director of the Xinjiang government’s information office, said Beijing would “resolutely adopt appropriate countermeasures” if the resolution passes, the AFP reported. “We are not afraid. We are ready for the fight,” He added.

 The U.S. State Department and Communist China’s Embassy did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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