China violates human rights of its citizens but urges US to secure human rights of ethnic minorities

While several human right organizations continue to report gross mistreatment of thousands of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong citizens in China, Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged the United States to secure the human rights of ethnic minorities in the country.
Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, during a press conference said: “We are following the latest developments of the situation following the death of George Floyd. ‘Black lives matter.’ Their human rights should be protected. Racial discrimination against ethnic minorities remains a social ill in the US. What is happening right now once again shows the seriousness of racial discrimination and violent law enforcement by the police, and the urgency for the US to address them.”
“We hope the US government will take concrete measures to fulfill its due obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination to protect the legal rights of ethnic minorities in the US,” he added.
On June 29, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a Twitter post said, “The United States condemns the use of forced population controls against Uyghur and other minority women and calls on the CCP to cease its campaign of repression. History will judge how we act today.”
During a press briefing too, Pompeo said that China’s continuous campaign of repression has reiterated the fact that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has no respect for human life and basic human dignity.
“German researcher Adrian Zenz’s shocking revelations are sadly consistent with decades of the CCP practices that demonstrate an utter disregard for the sanctity of human life and basic human dignity,” he said.
According to the US State Department, more than a million Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups have been detained in camps in Xinjiang.
According to media reports, in these camps people are “subjected to torture, cruel and inhumane treatment such as physical and sexual abuse, forced labor, and death.”