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Australia Uighurs want to meet Chinese ambassador

05:05  08 april  2021
05:05  08 april  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

China attacks Western nations, firms over Xinjiang cotton boycott

  China attacks Western nations, firms over Xinjiang cotton boycott Officials warn companies against ‘politicising their economic behaviour’ amid Western concern over forced labour.Xu Guixiang, a spokesman for the regional government of Xinjiang, on Monday rejected allegations that Chinese authorities were committing genocide against the far western region’s Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

China 's ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has denied reports that China is carrying out a programme of sterilisation of Uighur women in the western Xinjiang region. Reports and eyewitness accounts have accused China of trying to reduce the Uighur population in Xinjiang by forced sterilisation. Mr Liu was also confronted with drone footage that appears to show Uighurs being blindfolded and led to trains. He said he "did not know" what the video was showing. See more: China 's secret 'brainwashing' camps.

Cong Peiwu, China 's ambassador to Canada, is shown in Montreal in December 2019. Canada's MPs are expected to vote as early as Monday on a Conservative motion calling on Canada to formally declare crimes against Uighur Muslims in China a genocide. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press). China 's envoy to Canada is telling Canadian parliamentarians to butt out of his country's internal affairs through their pending vote on declaring a genocide against ethnic Muslim Uighurs in its Xinjiang province. Cong Peiwu, the Chinese ambassador to Canada, is reiterating his government's view that

Australian Uighurs are calling for the Chinese ambassador to meet them to help make contact with loved ones missing in Xinjiang.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Uighur associations issued a meeting request after Cheng Jingye called journalists to his residency. © Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS Uighur associations issued a meeting request after Cheng Jingye called journalists to his residency.

Several Uighur associations issued the joint request after China's ambassador to Australia called local journalists to his residency in Canberra.

There are several thousand Uighur people living in Australia and many of them have family living in China.

"So many of us living in Australia have lost contact with our loved ones and have no idea where they are," Australian Uighur Association secretary Bahtiyar Bora said.

China warns Australia against sanctions over alleged human rights abuses

  China warns Australia against sanctions over alleged human rights abuses Australia has been warned China will "respond in kind" if Canberra sanctions Beijing over allegations genocide against the ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs. Fronting a bizarre conference, Ambassador Cheng Jingye said China will not "swallow the bitter pill of interfering or meddling in China's internal affairs".Ambassador Cheng was joined by government officials beamed in via Zoom from Xinjian for a two-hour media conference in Canberra, dismissing allegations of human rights abuses as "fake news" and "lies".

Turkey called in China ’s ambassador on Tuesday after his embassy said it had “the right to respond” to Turkish opposition leaders who criticized China ’s treatment of Uighur Muslims when they issued statements referring to violence three decades ago. Many of the 40,000 Uighurs in Turkey have criticized the government’s approach to China after it approved an extradition treaty in December, which they fear may lead to them being sent back to China to face vague charges which they deny. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that some people in Turkey

But while you're eating, you don't want to be constantly fumbling around with the mouse, loading video after video. The people who wronged China in the past are long dead, the governments and institutions that allowed for their past suffering don't reflect the host nations today. If anything they are doing the same thing that got them into the 150-year decline. Damage relations so much that no one wants to trade or push everyone away because you think you don't need them.

"We are asking Mr Cheng to sit down with us to hear our stories and answer our questions."

Australia has condemned restrictions on the freedom of religion, mass surveillance, extra-judicial detentions, forced labour and sterilisation in Xinjiang, but stopped short of imposing sanctions.


Video: 'If provoked we will respond': China warns against sanctions over Uyghur persecution (Sky News Australia)

The Morrison government has also not followed the United States in calling events in Xinjiang genocide.

China's ambassador to Australia denied human rights abuses in Xinjiang in a presentation to local media on Wednesday.

Ambassador Cheng Jingye said it was "fake news" made up by anti-China forces.

The presentation "Xinjiang is a Wonderful Land" was also shown in London last month as Chinese missions step up a propaganda offensive to counter the country's damaging human rights record.

Through a translator, Xinjiang Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz said people with ulterior motives in foreign countries were turning a blind eye to people living good lives without the threat of terrorism.

"If yesterday's media conference was not a propaganda exercise then surely the ambassador would welcome an open dialogue," Uighur leader Ramila Chanisheff said.

Uyghur community leaders in Australia appalled and outraged the government allowed a Chinese Communist Party propaganda parade .
Foreign governments accuse China of committing genocide against Uyghurs and detaining about a million people, and community leaders in Australia want the government here to recognise the alleged atrocities.Their comments come after the Chinese embassy in Canberra held a press conference where journalists were played five propaganda videos about conditions in Xinjiang in China's far west.

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