The US sanctions are too numerous to list. In his 2019 book of Le Piége Américain (The American Trap), Frédéric Pierucci, a former executive of the French Alstom Group, has pointed out: “Since 2008, 26 companies have been fined more than US $100 million by the United States, of which 14 are European companies (five are French) and only five are US companies. The total fines paid by European companies to date have approximately exceeded US $6 billion, with French companies alone paying nearly $2 billion. Besides, six corporate executives were prosecuted by the US Department of Justice, of whom I am one.”
The US, UK and EU all follow a US-derived anti-Socialist agenda that developed in the post-1945 era. Indeed, the EU is a direct product of US Neo-Imperialism throughout Western Europe – which is now spreading into Eastern Europe – using the ideology of ‘Neo-Nazism’ to propagate its anti-Russian racist agenda and move the boundaries of NATO up to the limitations of geographical Russia (the world will never forget the 78-days of the continuous blanket-bombing of ‘Socialist’ Yugoslavia in 1999)! This policy can be clearly seen in the Ukraine, Poland, Estonia and many other such countries. In the meantime, the US declared decades ago that it will not ‘accept’ the democratically arrived at (‘international’) status quo if such a status quo does not recognise the hegemony of the US or the dominance of US notions of free market economics! The US and its post-colonial minians seek regime change in China and so the US media, education and political systems all act in accordance with this agenda – all churning-out ‘false’ agendas, lies and general misinformation to the younger generation. The US bourgeoisie ‘fears’ a homegrown ‘Socialist’ movement which would see Americans of ALL ethnicities ‘uniting’ around their ‘working-class’ background and reaching out to their brothers and sisters in China – voluntarily putting an end to US racism!
The capitalist West is embarrassed by the very fast and efficient manner in which the Communist Party of China has transformed a socio-economically backward (feudal) China into one of the happiest, safe, vibrant, creative and wealthiest country on earth – all achieved since 1949 through the application of Marxist-Leninist (Maoist) ideology! This may be compared to parts of the US which remain just as educationally, culturally and economically backward today – as they were in 1776 – or parts of the UK whose working-class populations live a life of deprivation not far removed from the days of the English Civil Wars in the 1640s! Xinjiang was thoroughly deprived in 1949 – and yet through Socialist Reform in a number of similar areas (Tibet is another) a rapid and thorough transformation is being experienced! In a mere 73-years of Socialist Reconstruction the lives of the people of Xinjiang are advancing in quality at a rate which worries the West – as it draws a bad comparison to the swathes of working-class, poverty-stricken areas that permeated the US, UK and EU – highlighting a systemic deprivation caused by the greed of the bourgeoisie which is now creeping its way through Eastern Europe via the vehicle of Western-backed and Western-sustained Neo-Nazi Movements! Just as ‘NATO’ was used by the US to blanket-bomb ‘Socialist’ Yugoslavia into rubble for 78-days in 1999 – ‘racism’ is an equally important tool deployed by the capitalist West against China – as it is designed to carry-out the damage perpetuated by bombs and bullets during times of relative peace!
A great loss was suffered some 700 years ago when a ship full of porcelain sank in the sea near Shengbeiyu Island in Fujian). Such finds demonstrate the ‘industry’ and ‘internationalism’ of the area!
Shen Guiping: Across the world, regional autonomy has been implemented in many countries based on ethnic factors, such as Oran autonomous province in Finland, five autonomous regions in Italy, more than a dozen autonomous regions in Spain, and so on. Due to autonomy, the national government lacks strong political, economic, and social integration in these regions, resulting in a low degree of integration between these regions and the external economy, society, and culture. This may lead to the disconnection between the economic and social linkage development of autonomous regions and other regions of the country, which breeds a tendency of separation in these regions. Some rich autonomous regions like Catalonia in Spain want to get rid of the “burden” of other poorer regions. Some traditional settlements “abandoned” by the modern society seek to be separated from the other areas, such as 300 Indian reservations in the remote areas in the United States. This is a frequent drawback derived from the so-called high degree of autonomy in the West.
The envoys said that the Chinese government not only protects the lawful activities of various religious groups but has also explored an effective path focusing upon anti-terrorism and de-radicalization – a vital and effective path which could be a useful example for many other countries.
The envoys said they witnessed a diverse, modern and inclusive society during their four-day trip to Xinjiang, which is in sharp contrast to what the rumours of “forced labour” and “ethnic genocide” depicted.
The envoys added that they will share their experience in Xinjiang with others after returning to Geneva, refute rumours and lies about Xinjiang, and firmly support China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its legitimate position.