|Wang Yi Sternly Refutes Fallacious Remarks by the United States and Japan that Interfere in China's Internal Affairs.|
On the evening of August 4, 2021, the United States and Japan brought forward issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong at the 11th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting to attack China on grounds of human rights after State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's speech on East Asia cooperation. Wang Yi asked for the floor for the second time to sternly rebut these remarks.
Wang Yi said, the United States and a few certain countries, as expected, intended to use this multilateral platform to attack and smear China on issues related to our internal affairs . Such smearing remarks are cliche that is not worthy of refuting at all, and the ASEAN countries have not echoed. Nevertheless, China has the right for sure to make refutation based on the reciprocity principle.
Noting that affairs related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong are all China's internal affairs, Wang Yi said, making irresponsible remarks on China's internal affairs has seriously breached the basic norms governing international relations, and undermined the principle of national sovereign equality. For such abominable behavior, we will resolutely make refutation each and every time it comes up.
Wang Yi said, in recent years, the people of the Uygur ethnic group in Xinjiang have experienced a doubling of their population and average life expectancy, the constant increase of income year by year and the elevation of education level. Then, how come there is the so-called "genocide"? Speaking of "genocide", the previous massive killing exercised by the United States on American Indians is the real genocide. And the massive casualties suffered by innocent civilians as a result of warfare waged by the United States worldwide are crimes against humanity in name and in fact.
Wang Yi said, with an open and transparent attitude, the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China has repeatedly refuted all kinds of lies using facts and data. Ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, including the Uygur ethnic group, have stood up and shared their personal stories to fight back against all kinds of misinformation. However, the United States has turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to this. Where is your conscience? Where is your credibility? The paranoia you have shown is typical Western-style arrogance and impertinence.
Wang Yi said, the enactment of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the reform of the electoral system have restored stability and improved the rule of law in Hong Kong, and ensured the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents and all people living in Hong Kong, making the One Country, Two Systems go steadily and far. 70 percent of Hong Kong people are satisfied with the current situation. Now you are expressing your so-called concerns, then what are you concerned about? You want Hong Kong to return to chaos and turmoil, and "Hong Kong independence" forces to take to the streets again? Is that what you want? I want to make this clear: drop your illusions. It is impossible for you to see that day!