Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a video that was uploaded to the New China TV YouTube channel on May 31, 2022 that U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's recent accusations of Chinese human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province are the "flat-out lie of the century". Lijian said that China has already "clarified the truth" on the matter of Xinjiang and that the American accusations only reflect America's hypocritical and hegemonic nature, hurt America's credibility, and enrage the Chinese people.
In addition, he said that America is guilty of enslaving black people, of committing genocide against Native Americans, of having a gun violence problem, of causing over one million COVID-19 deaths, of intervening militarily in other countries, and of creating 20 million refugees in the Middle East. Lijian called on the U.S. to get its own house in order and to stop fabricating human rights issues in order to interfere in China's domestic concerns.
Zhao Lijian: "The accusations of genocide, crimes against humanity, and detention camps in Xinjiang in Secretary Blinken's speech is a flat out lie of the century. China has already clarified the facts and truth on that.
"Over the past seven decades, since the peaceful liberation of Tibet, Tibet enjoys economic prosperity, social harmony, and prosperous development in its religious and cultural cause. Since the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong, the so-called 'beautiful sight' of the violence in Hong Kong — as claimed by some U.S. politicians — became a thing in the past.
"The lies and rumors spread by the U.S. side collapse once again in front of facts and truth. The more U.S. politicians repeat the lies, such as genocide in Xinjiang, the more they reveal their own hegemonic nature and hypocrisy, and the more the U.S. reputation and credibility is hurt, and the more the Chinese people are indignant about the U.S. behavior.
"The blames that United Sates is trying to shift onto China mirror the U.S.'s own original sin and wrong doings. In the U.S., Native Americans experienced genocide and crimes against humanity. Even until this day, they're still living in reservations. African Americans were forced into labor in cotton fields, and now they still find it hard to breath in the U.S. society. The dream of Martin Luther King Jr. remains an illusive dream.
"Besides, there are a lot of wrongdoings of the U.S. government. The U.S. government lie flat over Covid-19, which has resulted in the death of over one million people because of its irresponsibility and failure. The frequent shootings in the U.S., claims about 110 lives on a daily basis. Those gun shots not only shatter the American dream, but also hurt the feelings of numerous Americans.
"The U.S. wantonly launches aggression and military intervention in other countries, killing over 800,000 people in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan, and making more than 20 million people refugees.
"I don't know how come some U.S. officials so brazenly criticize China on human rights. The U.S. side should earnestly respect China's sovereignty, security, and development interests, stop concocting lies and rumors to smear China, stop using the fabricated human rights issues to interfere in China's internal issues. What they should do is to face up to its own poor human rights record, stop lecturing other countries on the issue, and get its own house in order."