Recent headlines across American and European news agencies have focused on the rise of a so-called Chinese “police state,” specifically in regards to security infrastructure put in place in China’s western region of Xinjiang.
Articles like Bloomberg’s “Inside the Vast Police State at the Heart of China’s Belt and Road” and the Economist’s “China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other” depict Beijing’s efforts as a “Muslim crackdown” and a “massive abuse of human rights.”
While such articles allude to the very real violence that has taken place in Xinjiang and elsewhere targeted by an extremist minority among China’s Uighur population, it is portrayed as “resistance” by Western sources rather than terrorism.
Bloomberg’s article would claim:
…state-mandated drills are part of China’s suppression campaign against Uighurs, predominately Muslim ethnic groups whose members have periodically lashed out with riots, stabbings and other attacks in protest of a government controlled by the Han Chinese majority.
In reality, Uighur extremists are terrorists pursuing unrealistic separatism encouraged by Washington, and doing so through extreme violence.
Uighur Separatism is US Sponsored
The United State government via the National Endowment for Democracy dedicates a page to programmes it is funding in what is listed as “Xinjiang/East Turkistan,” East Turkistan being the fictional name of the imaginary state separatists seek to carve out of Chinese territory.
The inclusion of “East Turkistan” is all but an admission to US support for Uighur separatism.
The “World Uyghur Congress” (WUC) is among the groups the US NED is funding. It openly promotes separatism.
WUC is omnipresent in Western news reports, promoting allegations against Beijing regarding Xinjiang, yet WUC is actually based in Munich, Germany and Washington D.C.
WUC representatives such as Dilxat Raxit and Rebiya Kadeer are cited, making various unsubstantiated claims regarding China’s treatment of Uighurs with Western news agencies often failing to mention their WUC affiliation or that the WUC is funded by the US government in articles.
Stories like, “Chinese Police Order Xinjiang’s Muslims to Hand in All Copies of The Quran,” published by the US State Department-funded and directed Radio Free Asia network are based entirely on WUC claims.