(ECNS)– China’s State Council Information Office released a white paper A Guarantee of Equal Rights for All Ethnic Groups in Xinjiangin in July 2021. This is the ninth white paper on Xinjiang released by the Chinese government. . Through a large number of data and real cases, it presents an image of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as living the best period in its history.
The protection of the seven human rights is complete
This report describes and explains the seven important human rights: civil rights, political rights, economic rights, cultural rights, social rights, the rights of women and children and the right to freedom of religious belief. , comprehensively presenting the current situation in which the rights of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang are guaranteed by the Chinese government.
For some time now, some American and Western media or politicians have been inclined to raise their perception of Xinjiang-related issues. They turned a blind eye to Xinjiang’s rapid economic and social development, which has led to a steady improvement in people’s livelihoods. Instead, they selectively chose to select and distort isolated topics in the areas of civil rights, political rights, and freedom of religious belief. .
The white paper begins by examining the protection of civil and political rights and ends with the protection of the right to freedom of religious belief, which comprehensively addresses foreign queries with specifics in this province. Among the 61 deputies of the 13th National People’s Congress elected in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, 62.3% were representatives of ethnic minorities. Minority representatives represented most people’s assemblies at all levels, including autonomous regions (64.42%), cities (54.22%), counties (59.11%) and townships (73. 46%). The proportion of minority members in elected legislative bodies in the United States and the United Kingdom is nowhere near as high.
In Xinjiang today, the seven human rights are guaranteed to everyone equally
The concept and principle of equality are mentioned more than 20 times in this report, which reveals the importance of equality as a guarantee of human rights. It is not only true that people of all ethnic groups enjoy equal rights of access to economic development, equal participation in working environments and the right to pursue the prosperity of their families; it is also true that the government of Xinjiang adheres to the constitutional principle of equality between men and women guaranteeing the participation of women in democratic decision-making, management and supervision of public and social affairs.
The report states, “Equality is the eternal pursuit of mankind, and ethnic equality is one of China’s fundamental principles. Under the protection of the Constitution and laws, all ethnic groups in Xinjiang are equal, treated equally, interconnected and work together harmoniously towards common goals. Religious belief is free and the different religions present in Xinjiang are all treated equally. No citizen is discriminated against or unfairly treated because of their religion or unbelief.
In Xinjiang today, the guarantee of the seven human rights is unique
All over the world, we can see that the level of development and realization of human rights differs from place to place. Due to different historical experiences, there are a variety of objective priorities within countries for the promotion and development of human rights. There are stages in the development of human rights – no country’s human rights record is perfect and there is no universal human rights standard .
Speaking of China’s history and culture, Mr. Ji Xianlin (Chinese historian and writer) once said, “It has always been the nation’s highest political priority to solve the problems of food, clothing and survival of the Chinese people. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have been guaranteed the right to subsistence and development. Perfecting this guarantee, the historical problem of absolute poverty has finally been solved in China. From 1955 to 2020, at constant prices, Xinjiang’s GDP (gross domestic product) increased 160.3 times and GDP per capita increased 30.3 times. From 1978 to 2020, the per capita disposable income of urban residents increased 108.2 times and that of rural residents increased 116.9 times.
Behind the numbers and stories in this white paper is a picture of China’s human rights record, based on real conditions, people-centered development as top priority, rule of law as criterion and an open and equal community as a source of energy. With the continuous improvement and development of Xinjiang government priorities, the human rights environment in Xinjiang has been enriched and developed.
As some observers have said, China advocates that the construction of human rights will always be ongoing. We will stick to this cause unceasingly. Xinjiang, which is already in the best period of its historical development, will surely see a better tomorrow.