The government of the Uyghur Autonomous Region held a special meeting in Urumqi on December 20-21 and announced the release of a Blue Stone book on the human rights situation in the Uyghur Autonomous Region, entitled “Ensuring Human Rights in Xinjiang by Law.”
In recent years, genocide, forced labor and cultural assimilation in the Uyghur region have been increasingly exposed, and while international condemnation and punishment continues, the release of such a book by Chinese authorities has attracted international media attention. and situation analysts who are closely monitoring the Uyghur situation.
China's “Xinjiang News”, “Tangritag Network” and “Xinhua News Agency” on December 20-21 did not provide detailed information about the specific contents of the “Blue Stone Book”. But the book specifically mentions that “successes in the legal protection of human rights in Xinjiang” have been described since the founding of the People's Republic of China.
The report said that on December 20, the Chinese authorities held a release ceremony for the “Blue Stone Book”. Speaking at the ceremony, Zulhayat Ismail, head of education supervision in the Uyghur Autonomous Region, said the book was written by experts from mainland China and the Uyghur Autonomous Region, and concluded that “the realization and promotion of human rights in Xinjiang has reached the highest level in history,” he said it was done.
“Xinhua News Agency” reported on December 21: “On December 20, a blue stone book titled “Ensuring Human Rights in Xinjiang by Law'' was published in Urumqi. This is the first book on the legal protection of human rights published in the year of the Uyghur autonomous regions.
The “Blue Stone Book” consists of three parts: general reports, special reports, research reports and case studies. It also documents major human rights incidents in Xinjiang. Experts and scholars from Xinjiang and beyond have collected a lot of data and facts to scientifically demonstrate the development of human rights in Xinjiang, and put forward various policy proposals to promote the protection of human rights in Xinjiang.
So what is the purpose of the Chinese government to publish such a book? Under what circumstances was the Chinese government forced to publish this book to justify its policy? How effective is this kind of political propaganda carried out by the Chinese government to justify its Uyghur policies in their homeland?
American human rights lawyer Mr. Teng Biao said about the purpose of the release of the so-called “Blue Stone Book” by the Chinese government. I want to achieve my goal.
Mr. Teng Biao said that the situation in the Uyghur area is exactly the opposite of what was advertised in the “Blue Stone Book”. He said: “It is very absurd and ironic for the Communist Chinese government to publish this kind of bluestone book under the conditions of ongoing genocide in Xinjiang and committing the most terrible crimes against humanity in the whole world.” »
Mr. Teng Biao went on to say that even though the Chinese government knows that such attempts will not work, it must continue its propaganda to defend itself.
Mr. Ilshat Hasan, one of the analysts of the Uighur situation in the United States, believes that the release of the so-called “blue stone book” by the Chinese authorities is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of the problems happening there.
Mr. Ilshat Hasan also noted that the current situation of the Uyghurs is the focus of the world's attention due to the ongoing genocide.
Mr. Ilshat Hasan said that although the Chinese government can help the Chinese people through this book, it cannot help the governments of Western democratic countries and human rights organizations.
About seven thousand Myanmar citizens try to enter China every day
Local residents of the RFA Humanitarian Aid Network told RFA today that an increasing number of Burmese citizens are trying to cross into China through the Muse border gate in northern Shan State, about seven thousand people every day.
Among those trying to reach China is Lashio, where a military conflict is raging. The villages of Thibaut, Kyaukme and Kutkhaing have the most, followed by Sagaing, and locals from Mandalay and Rakhine State are also included, said a young man waiting at the Muse border gate to enter China.
“It used to be obtained by issuing a temporary ticket at the border gate to cross into China. Now I can't pick up the token that tells me the date of the ticket, let alone issue the ticket. The amount listed is small, and the number of people who are added is high.”
The TBP border crossing permit, which allows legal stay in China for seven days, was regularly accepted by the Chinese authorities in the past, but now it is no longer regularly granted, so the number of people waiting for the permit is increasing every day.
These temporary residence permits are issued jointly by the Immigration Department under the Military Council and the Chinese Immigration Department of the Muse Township Chamber of Commerce. But because they are not issued regularly on a daily basis, people trying to enter China from the Myanmar side face difficulties, said a member of a charity that helps issue tickets.
“If the ticket is issued once, about seven hundred people can be given. But they do not issue it regularly. The date you want to give. So people must be there. they heard the message Run there. When you hear that you are here, run here and the crowd in Muse The City is in a frenzy. If we issue regular residence permits, there will be no reason for more people to come in.”
He said brokers are selling a token number that will be used to issue temporary residence permits up to 800,000 at off-market prices.
RFA reached out to U Khun Thein Maung, a spokesman for the Shan State Military Council, to find out more about the situation, but he did not answer the phone.