China's ambassador to Britain says he cannot rule out cases of Uighur women being sterilised in the Xinjiang region, after being confronted with footage of blindfolded and handcuffed prisoners being herded onto trains in Xinjiang on live television.
H/T: The Age
“There’s no such a concentration camp in Xinjiang,” he said. “People in Xinjiang enjoy a happy life. The so-called Western intelligence keep making this fake accusation against China,” he said.
We can often be cynical about interviews with politicians in our democracy, but that 20 mins with the Chinese ambassador is a reminder of the alternative systems on offer. Wow. #Marr— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) July 19, 2020
The Chinese ambassador has no explanation for footage of persecution of Uyghurs in China. He feebly tries to deny what’s blatantly self-evident.— Jonathan Bartley (@jon_bartley) July 19, 2020
The UK Government has known of such persecution for years & must stop prioritising trade with China over human rights. #marr
BBC Host Asks Chinese Ambassador To Explain Footage Of Prisoners Being Herded Onto Trains https://t.co/65ixsP2JXv— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2020
China: Uighur Muslims live in 'peace and harmony'— Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) July 19, 2020
1- that’s not what the Uyghurs say.
2- that’s not what intelligence reports say.
3- that’s not what the videos and pictures say.
Perhaps China has a different definition for “peace and harmony” https://t.co/4pRPhsvtFG
Confronted by a BBC host, China's ambassador to the U.K. Liu Xiaoming struggled to explain drone footage from Xinjiang that appears to show prisoners with shaved heads shackled, blindfolded and being led to trains. https://t.co/Kds0JGwtX0— Axios (@axios) July 19, 2020
Joe Biden Would Provide ‘Less Heated Criticism’ of Oppressive China, Says His Own Pick for Chinese Ambassador https://t.co/XUPl4hDsxM— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 18, 2020