Chinese authorities have accused the United States of a “chronic disease” of racism amid ongoing protests in the United States, triggered by several high-profile murders of black Americans.
AFP writes that China is also threatening to “counterattack” the US due to restrictions on Hong Kong after President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against the Middle Kingdom.
It should be noted that a number of countries, including the United States, have accused China of oppressing the Uyghurs in the western region of Xinjiang, who are being massively detained in concentration camps. China calls this “re-education camps.””
In total, 23 UN countries criticized the Chinese government for pressure on the Uyghur minority. The member states of the organization called on the PRC government to refrain from “arbitrarily imprisoning Uyghurs.” In a joint statement, countries called on authorities in Beijing “to refrain from arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and representatives of other Islamic communities.”
The human rights organization Human Rights Watch called on the UN to put pressure on China in connection with the massive detention of Uyghurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang and other serious human rights violations.
On October 11, 2018, China published a document on combating extremism in the eastern region of Xinjiang (East Turkistan), which confirmed the existence of re-education camps for the Uyghurs – the indigenous Muslim people of this part of the Celestial Empire, thereby legitimizing the persecution of a million Muslims.
In 2017-2019, at least 80 thousand Uyghurs were taken out of Xinjiang to work in factories in nine other regions where they restrict their freedom of movement, settle in separate dormitories, are forced to attend ideological training classes and are forbidden to practice their religious rites.
Chinese authorities exploited Uyghurs in 27 Chinese factories, which are associated with 83 world-famous brands, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Adidas, Nike, H&M, Uniqlo, Zara, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.
The murder of a black provoked massive protests and unrest in the United States. Demonstrations escalated into clashes with the police. On Friday night, May 29, protesters set fire to the police station in Minneapolis. State security authorities have asked to send units of the National Guard. On May 30, Minneapolis police arrested more than 50 protesters.
On Sunday, May 31, curfews were imposed in 25 cities in 16 US states, including in Washington. For the first time in 28 years in the United States, the military was involved in suppressing protests. Today, Obama’s former adviser Susan Rice announced Russia ‘s involvement in the unrest in the United States. According to her, both peaceful protesters and extremists participate in mass rallies. She admitted that Russia could incite the latter with the help of social networks and “somehow” finance the riots.
Before that, the Financial Times wrote that increased rivalry between China and the United States and weakening globalization became apparent after the global financial crisis. But COVID-19 accelerated these trends. Superpowers are entering a phase of intense rivalry.
Newsweek wrote in the magazine that in the new Cold War, the United States could lose to the Chinese Communists. The propaganda battle between China and the USA flares up – and America does not win.
The conflict between Washington and Beijing is gaining momentum, and now it is obvious – this confrontation is serious, and for a long time.