A March 17, 2021 article in the Xinjiang Daily, the official publication of the CCP Xinjiang Committee, criticized both former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German academic Adrian Zenz, who exposed CCP human rights violations in Xinjiang through his extensive research. The article, titled "Pompeo And Zenz Are Big Demons Who Interfere In The Affairs Of China's Xinjiang," by Tuxunjiang Jamali, former deputy secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Party Committee, states that Pompeo and Zenz fabricate "lies and fallacies, and attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs and in Xinjiang's affairs under the guise of human rights and religion."
In response to Pompeo's accusations that the CCP is carrying out genocide against Uighurs, the article states that Pompeo "lacks the most basic understanding and knowledge of Xinjiang." It adds that there are no "re-education camps" in Xinjiang, stating instead that they are "vocational skills education and training centers" that have helped people "gain the recognition and respect of society and their families" and live a life "full of sunshine and goodwill."
Asserting that Pompeo and Zenz "are the hateful enemies of the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang," the article concluded that they "are the evil spirits of going against the trend of the time and craving nothing short of plunging the world into chaos."
It is worth noting that on March 22 China announced its sanctioning of Zenz, as one of "ten individuals and four entities on the EU side that severely harm China's sovereignty and interests and maliciously spread lies and disinformation," in response to EU sanctions against Chinese officials. Earlier, Pompeo was also formally sanctioned by China, as one of 28 U.S. officials who "interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-US relations."
Below is the article as published in the CCP media outlet Xinjiang Daily:
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mile Pompeo and German academic Adrian Zenz (Source: Facebook)
"I Want To Tell The World, And Tell Pompeo And Zenz, That There Is No So-Called 'Re-Education Camp' In Xinjiang"
"Pompeo And Adrian Zenz Are Big Demons Who Interfere In China's Xinjiang Affairs
"Tuxunjiang Jamali, Former Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Autonomous Region Party Committee
"Recently, Mike Pompeo and Adrian Zenz ignored the facts, wantonly slandered Xinjiang, and grossly interfered in China's internal affairs. I am very angry about this. As a retired Uyghur cadre in Xinjiang, I strongly urge them to immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs and in Xinjiang affairs. I firmly believe that any attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs is doomed to fail.
"As a leading Uyghur cadre in Xinjiang, I think that, according to his false statements about Xinjiang, Pompeo lacks the most basic understanding and knowledge of Xinjiang. I have worked in Xinjiang's judicial administration system for more than 30 years and have had contact with all kinds of prison inmates. I want to tell the world, and tell Pompeo and Zenz, that there is no so-called 're-education camp' in Xinjiang. The purpose of establishing vocational education and training centers in Xinjiang in accordance with the law is to help a small number of people who have been eroded by terrorist and extremist ideologies to get back on the right track, and to help them acquire the skills to support themselves and eventually reintegrate into the society. From their daily necessities to their return to the society, we have acted in accordance with the law and regulations. Since the establishment of the education and training centers, more and more graduates have learned legal knowledge and vocational skills, embarked on the road of pursuing a better life, and gained the recognition and respect of the society and their families – and their lives are full of sunshine and goodwill. It is precisely because of this that Xinjiang has not had any violent terrorist incidents for more than four years, the security situation has been greatly improved, and people of all ethnic groups have a much better sense of security.
Pompeo And Zenz "Are The Evil Spirits" That Seek Nothing Short Of Plunging The World Into Chaos"
"Pompeo's and Zenz's words and deeds make it clear that they are the hateful enemies of the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. They are the main culprits in the destruction of social stability in Xinjiang. They are the evil spirits of going against the trend of the time, craving nothing short of plunging the world into chaos. They ignore the fact and truth of Xinjiang's stable development, indulge in fabricating lies and fallacies, and attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs and in Xinjiang's affairs under the guise of human rights and religion. We people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang will never be fooled by the acting skills of these clowns. We firmly believe that the future of our motherland will more and more glorious!"
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