Statement Delivered by Shawkat Imin, Chairman of the Standing Committee of People’s Congress of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council
2022-09-26 22:42

(26 September 2022)

Mr. President,

This is Shawkat Imin, chairman of the standing committee of people’s congress of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

China’s Xinjiang strictly abides by the principles of the Chinese Constitution on respecting and guaranteeing human rights, regards that living a happy life is the primary human right, strives to safeguard and improve people’s livelihood, and promotes the cause of human rights to achieve historic achievements.

In Xinjiang, all ethnic groups are equal, regardless of the size of population, the length of history, the level of development and the differences in customs and habits. They all participate in state affairs, manage local affairs and exercise grass-roots democratic rights. With the dividends of social stability, people of all ethnic groups are enjoying various rights at a higher level, more secure and more sustainable.

However, some Western countries and people with ulterior motives turn a blind eye to the tremendous human rights achievement in Xinjiang.They tried to politicize and instrumentalize human rights issues to destabilize Xinjiang and split China. The UN human rights bodies is expected to adhere to the principles of impartiality and objectivity, to safeguard human morality and conscience, and to play its due role in promoting the sound development of the international human rights cause.

Seeing is believing. We welcome all of you to travel around Xinjiang and experience personally the place that enjoys social stability, sustained development, and its people live and work in peace and contentment.

Thank you,Mr. President.