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Chinese government-backed media and others are pointing out the differing positions of the United States on the issues of Xinjiang and Gaza.
Chinese government-backed media and others are pointing out the differing positions of the United States on the issues of Xinjiang and Gaza.

Chinese government-backed media and others are pointing out the differing positions of the United States on the issues of Xinjiang and Gaza.


Many experts and observers who specialize in China have stated that the US’s ongoing backing of Israel’s military operations in Gaza, even after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) determined that there are clear violations of international law, is concerning.

Possible scenario where Israel’s actions can be classified as genocide.
The U.S. government’s actions have diminished their credibility regarding Xinjiang.
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The Chinese government is accused of committing genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the region. Chinese officials and state media have also highlighted this contrast, using it to criticize the U.S.’s involvement in the war and gaining support from Human Rights Watch’s declaration of “

The double standard of the United States regarding human rights.

During a recent event at Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Nader Hashemi and James Millward discussed the parallels between Xinjiang and Gaza and pointed out discrepancies in how they are perceived by both the Western world and the Global South. This is a common topic that has been covered in numerous articles. The speakers emphasized:

Contrasting occurrences in Xinjiang and Gaza not only exposes the inconsistency and biased treatment, but also exposes the flaw at the core of the so-called system of international rules.“:

The new countries of Israel and China each aimed for redemption and relief by occupying and colonizing the native people of Palestine and the Uyghur region. They invoked ancient history to justify their actions, disregarding the rights of the indigenous populations to live in their ancestral homes. This was driven by Israel’s desire to escape from the Holocaust and China’s “Century of Humiliation.”

The act of opposing, at times through forceful means, resulted in government suppression, which in turn sparked further opposition in a continuous pattern that persisted for many years. The government often used the excuse of combating terrorism or religious radicalism to justify their actions.

Currently, Uyghurs residing in China and Palestinians residing in Israel are not given equal treatment and are considered second-rate citizens. It is estimated that anywhere from one to two million Uyghurs are being held in detention camps and prisons throughout Xinjiang, with many undergoing what is referred to as “reeducation” in a troubling resemblance to the concentration camps of World War II. In addition, over two million Palestinians are confined in Gaza, which is under siege and blockade, while three million more are living under a system of apartheid in the West Bank, which is currently occupied by Israel. Approximately six million additional Palestinians who are permanent refugees living in diaspora are unable to return to their homeland, much like the hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs who are also scattered across the globe.

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Unfortunately, many political leaders have been blinded by their own self-interests and have neglected the suffering of others due to geopolitical factors, business agendas, and domestic politics. This has led them to disregard global standards and violate the very principles they claim to support. The idea of universal human rights loses its meaning when it is not universally and consistently enforced.Source]

The lack of adherence to rules in the international order has been especially evident to non-Western nations. At the China-Global South Project on Friday, Congolese editor Christian-Geraud Neema wrote a scathing article about the U.S.’s position on Gaza titled, “The Void in the Heart of the Supposedly Rules-Based International Order.”

The Western World’s Endorsement of the Chinese Perspective in Africa Persists.”:

Do the leaders in Washington, Brussels, and London not understand that continuously questioning the involvement of countries such as China and Russia in the Global South is causing them to lose credibility? Are they not aware that their claims of “benevolence” towards impoverished Africans are becoming less believable as they ignore the suffering of innocent civilians, particularly women and children, in Gaza?

How many additional Palestinian lives must be lost before Biden takes action and tells Netanyahu that this must stop? What is the tipping point for the Western world, which claims to uphold humanistic values and enlightened principles, to finally put a stop to this massacre?

The nations of the Global South are observing and recording. We are no longer holding onto false beliefs about the true nature of the global system and its unequal structure that benefits only a select few.

[… I]n the meantime, we will listen a little more closely when Beijing says that it is time to reform the international system… [French]


The recent statements made by United States representatives have brought attention to the differing American perspectives towards Xinjiang and Gaza, and have quickly been publicized by Chinese government-affiliated media figures. Following Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks, they were widely disseminated by Chinese state media.

When questioned about why he views China’s actions towards Uyghurs as genocide but not Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza, he avoided the question by stating that their stance is well-established.commentators were quick to criticize

During a press conference later in the week, Matthew Miller, spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, was questioned about the lack of pressure being put on Israel by the U.S. In response, he stated that the U.S. does not dictate the actions of Israel, as it does not dictate the actions of any other country. (Miller had previously made similar remarks.)urgedamplified

A journalist from CGTN posted on Twitter.

Other American officials have taken similarly selective positions. Mike Gallagher, chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on the CCP, has denounced

In addressing the alleged “Uyghur genocide” and taking action towards it,invoked a question about how one would act if living through the Holocaust. In a recent letter to Biden

On the contrary, he directed a group of 30 peers to declare: “We strongly urge you to concentrate on utilizing all possible diplomatic, economic, and military resources to aid Israel in achieving victory […] within the timeframe determined by Israel’s military leaders.” In contrast, 41 experts from the United Nations have cautioned that providing Israel with weapons or ammunition for use in Gaza is likely to break international humanitarian laws and should be stopped immediately.

Marco Rubio is the only American co-chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), which affirms that its members subscribe to the principle of a “free, open, and rules-based international order that supports human dignity.” While he has

I have consistently spoken out against and criticized.

Recently, he has referred to the events in Xinjiang as “genocide.”

Requested a government inquiry.

He has targeted American government workers, accusing them of disobeying orders by advocating for a halt in the fighting in Gaza. This week, he…

The decision made by a Dutch court was subject to criticism.

The transportation of military equipment to Israel was stopped due to concerns that it could harm the national security of the United States and its ally, Israel. This action also has the potential to create a harmful example for foreign activists and courts to use “lawfare” to hinder military operations of the US and its allies.

voted to end the

opposed a motion that would require the State Department to produce a report examining whether Israel has committed human rights violations in its campaign in Gaza. This report was intended to better inform Congress in its ongoing provision of security assistance to Israel. Actions such as these have fueled Chinese state media narratives that the U.S. cares less about human rights than about military-industrial profit and “

The dominance of Western powers.Chinese top diplomat calls for building of new international order

Last month, a headline from One Global Times stated that a top Chinese diplomat has urged for the creation of a new international order.

The Gaza conflict reveals the US’s hypocrisy in their double standards..”

received a notification from his commander that he is being deployed to

On Sunday, Aaron Bushnell, a current member of the U.S. Air Force, was notified by his superior that he will be sent on a deployment.self-immolatedarticle
The article titled “US Foreign Policy Criticized After Death of Aaron Bushnell” was also emphasized by Xinhua.

The US media has been accused of diluting and removing context from Bushnell’s protest.:

A recent opinion piece by Al Jazeera, released on Monday, denounced American corporate media for their incomplete and detached coverage of Bushnell’s self-immolation. They specifically pointed out the portrayal of his protest as a breach of U.S. military rules.

Some of the titles are “Man Dies After Setting Himself on Fire Outside Israeli Embassy in Washington, Air Force Says” by The New York Times (updated Monday evening EST), “Air Force member dies after setting himself on fire outside Israeli Embassy” by Politico (updated Monday 10:55 a.m. EST, 1555 GMT), and “US airman sets himself on fire outside Israeli Embassy in Washington” by CNN (updated Sunday 9:12 p.m. EST, 0212 GMT Monday).

The title of the Bushnell story in The Washington Post was updated on Monday at 8:16 p.m. EST (0116 GMT Tuesday) from “Who was Aaron Bushnell, the U.S. airman who set himself on fire?” to “Airman who set self on fire grew up on religious compound, had anarchist past” two hours later.Source]

Hu Xijin, the ex-editor-in-chief of Global Times, along with other Chinese state-media figures, brought notice to the manner in which U.S. media is being portrayed on Twitter.

In a recent Facebook post, Bushnell used rhetorical questions similar to those in Mike Gallagher’s condemnation of the genocide in Xinjiang. However, Bushnell redirected these questions towards the U.S.’s policies towards Gaza. He asked, “If I were alive during slavery, what would I do? What if my country was committing genocide?” The answer is, we are currently doing it. This was the main message of Bushnell’s post.widely sharedaresympathized with him and praised his sense of justice and bravery. A comment under one Weibo post

The statement stated, “There is a clear distinction between the American public and the elders residing in the White House.” A different remark on the same post had a sarcastic undertone, satirizing America’s belief in their moral superiority: “Chinese officials should create a monument for Aaron Bushnell, an American who stood up against genocide. This type of propaganda battle should be initiated.”

The Chinese government has responded differently to self-immolations by Tibetans protesting against government oppression. After singer Tsewang Norbu self-immolated in March 2022, the news was suppressed within China, his Weibo account was suspended, the comment sections on all his posts were locked, and a chat room-style hashtag dedicated to him was deleted from the platform. In other instances of Tibetan self-immolation, authorities have restricted internet communication to prevent the spread of information, denied the return of the victim’s body to their family, closely monitored family members, and enforced strict security measures.

encouraged them to seek Chinese support in the international arena

The United States continues to stand by Israel, even in the face of the ongoing human rights issues in Gaza. This has allowed China to take on the role of protector for Gaza. According to Razan Shawamreh, a researcher of international relations at Eastern Mediterranean University, Palestinians feel marginalized and at risk due to US backing of Israel’s actions, leading them to seek support from China on the global stage.

Encouraged them to seek out possible substitutes for assistance and unity.

“They find it in China,” China recently expressed their strong disapproval of the third U.S. veto of a United Nations resolution for a cease-fire.

Approval for ongoing killing.

This week, the Chinese delegate to the International Court of Justice not only criticized Israel’s actions but also seemed to justify Hamas’ actions, arguing that the Palestinian people have a right to use force to resist foreign oppression and achieve an independent state.

This is an inherent entitlement.

According to the text, it states that “armed struggle” is different from terrorist activities.

According to Hongda Fan, a professor at Shanghai International Studies University’s Middle East Studies Institute, China has not placed much emphasis on the Palestinian people’s right to use force against Israel. in the number of students and a decrease in the average grade

These statements indicate a rise in the student population and a drop in the average grade.

China has expressed its ongoing support for Palestine, which represents a continuation of their stance. However, these statements may draw renewed scrutiny to China’s own contradictory actions, such as rejecting the use of armed resistance in Xinjiang and Tibet, using anti-terrorism as a justification for their policies in Xinjiang, and refusing to recognize a two-state solution in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Nevertheless, Chinese state media continue to emphasize the U.S. government’s contrasting positions on Xinjiang and Gaza, and portray them as worse than any perceived inconsistencies by the Chinese government. The headline from a Global Times article

The statement from Tuesday stated that American politicians and media often express concerns about human rights, but only when it aligns with their political motives.