by Xuefei Chen Axelsson
It is unfair to accuse China of human right situation in Xinjiang. It was well-known that Xinjiang people including the Uygors suffered a lot of terrorist attacks during 1990-2017.
The violent bombings came one after another due to organized and trained terrorists. These terrorists not only conducted bombing and directly killing people such as on July. 5, 2009 and later in Kunming Railway station as well as in Tiananmen’s Changan Avenue.
The western media and politicians seemed to turn a blind eye and deaf ear on these events. They just enjoyed reporting the riots situation, but turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the improved situation since 2017. On the contrary, they accused China of improving the human rights and peaceful environment in Xinjiang.
Xinjiang has become peaceful and tourism have become booming because the terrorists were put under control.
Many young people were influenced by the terrorist and extremist ideas. They ended up as accomplice of the terrorists. Some of them didn’t want to work hard. So the social order was not good.
After many people died or were wounded, with the blood lessons, the Xinjiang government decided to take many young people with their free will to be trained in special education center so that they can learn a language, the law and a skill. After two or three years of education, they came out to work.
Now Xinjiang people enjoy the peaceful environment and prosperous society because tourism brought them a lot of income and the central government also invested a lot to improve the infrastructure.
I have travelled to Xinjiang in 2018 and with my own eye saw the improved situation.
Of course, Xinjiang still didn’t have the luxury enjoyed in the eastern part of China or as good as that in Sweden or some other parts of the world. But compared with the past, people are satisfied with their current situation because it is becoming only better and better.
The accusation of forced labor is also unfair. Nowadays the big tractors are used to pick up the cotton. But there are also part of the cotton are picked up by people because the quality will be much higher. The machine picked cotton can be dirty due to the leaves and sticks.