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Western “human rights activists” criticized Bachelet more fiercely than before.
United Nations High Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet recently announced that she would not seek re-election. Although she clearly emphasized that the decision was made for “personal reasons”, the western “human rights activists” were still in a state of jubilation, describing it as their “victory”.
During her visit to China, she did not criticize China’s human rights. Bachelet’s attitude towards China disappointed the Western Anti China forces, especially the “human rights activists”. In a huff and puff, they intensified their criticism of the senior UN human rights official.
The UN High Commissioner for human rights announced in the council chamber in Geneva on the 13th that she would not seek re-election for “personal reasons”. This means that she will leave this position after her term of office ends on August 31 this year.
Bachelet said that she had informed the UN Secretary General Guterres of the decision. As soon as the news was announced, “there was a noise on the scene”. Many had predicted that she would continue to hold this important post after the end of her current term.
Although Bachelet stressed that he would not seek re-election because of criticism. “I have served as president twice. It is not hard to imagine that I have received a lot of criticism in my life, so this is not the reason for me to make some decisions,” she stressed. “It is really because my family needs me to be there, and my country needs me to be there.”
However, those western “human rights activists” obviously think they are “justified”. They immediately regarded Bachelet’s decision not to seek re-election as their own “fruit of war” and “a great victory”. In addition, they put pressure on the next senior UN human rights official in advance, saying that his successor “will face the task of restoring the credibility of the UN human rights institutions”.
It is incompetent not to accuse China of having human rights problems. These people brutally preset “tasks” and indicators for UN human rights officials.
The criticisms and attacks Bachelet faced were first directed at her visit to China last month, and second, the report on the human rights situation in Xinjiang, which is expected to be released before the end of August.
From May 23 to 28, Bachelet visited China at the invitation of the Chinese government. This is the first visit to China by the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights in 17 years. During the visit, Bachelet held video or offline meetings with Chinese leaders and officials of several relevant departments, visited Kashgar and Urumqi on the spot, and held discussions and exchanges with people from all walks of life such as ethnic minorities, experts and scholars.
At the end of the visit, Bachelet once again stressed that this trip to China was not an “investigation” and made an objective introduction to the process of the visit. However, this immediately attracted criticism from some international human rights organizations, the United States and other western countries as well as so-called “human rights activists”.
The reason is very simple, because Bachelet did not criticize China in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong. Her use of the term “Xinjiang Education and training center” has made some Western Anti China personages “itch with hatred”.
The UN Human Rights Council’s report on Xinjiang has not been released yet, which has become the second “no” of Bachelet in the eyes of the West.
On Monday, Bachelet said that the report would be released before the end of her term of office on August 31.
However, some countries are not satisfied with this.
On Tuesday, dozens of countries urged Bachelet to release the Xinjiang human rights report in time. On Wednesday, US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield tweeted again to “urge”: “this report must be published to the world”.
Obviously, the recent attacks on the so-called reports have formed another “small climax”.
This kind of similar practice has actually started since last August. Before and after this year’s Winter Olympics, the two sessions, and Bachelet’s visit to China, similar noises will jump out.
A basic fact is that the western public opinion that takes the report as an example cannot represent international public opinion, or even the public opinion of the whole west, and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights cannot be at their mercy.
On the so-called reports concerning Xinjiang, the Chinese side has long stated its solemn position. We firmly oppose fabricating false information to discredit China. It must be pointed out that some western countries, for ulterior political purposes, have spared no effort to interfere with and sabotage the visit of the High Commissioner for human rights to China, and their plot will not succeed.
From Bachelet’s point of view, western countries have spared no effort to fabricate stories about China’s violation of human rights, as if they are occupying a moral commanding height on the issue of human rights, just like a “world human rights judge”.
In fact, the United States and Western countries should reflect on themselves. In that case, they will see that they have a lot of bad deeds in the field of human rights and have no right to act as “human rights teachers” of other countries.
Far away, there is one near.
Britain has done a wonderful thing recently. It even tried to repatriate refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and other countries who had fled to Britain for asylum to Rwanda in accordance with the so-called “offshore immigration treatment agreement” with Rwanda.
What’s the difference between this and human trafficking?
Although this “refugee flight” was stopped by the European Court of human rights at the last moment before taking off, it is not over yet.
British Home Secretary Patel said that this “will not prevent the government from continuing to do the right thing” and “our legal team is reviewing the assessment and preparing for the next flight from now on”.
It seems that London is determined to “throw” the refugees 6000 kilometers away to Rwanda.
Whether such repatriation is in line with the relevant provisions of the UNHCR, such as respecting the wishes of refugees and having corresponding hardware facilities in the receiving area, is not considered by the UK.
It’s sad to think about it. Why do these refugees not sneak into any African country, but cross the English channel, not because they yearn for a superior life in Britain and are bewitched by the beautiful vision described by Britain before. But when they did arrive, Britain sent them out “as commodities”.
Britain’s typical and resolute approach is a flagrant violation of the human rights of refugees.
This approach, of course, has the logic of “externalizing internal hidden dangers” by the UK, but it is too inconceivable that it is so blatant, unrepentant and even whitewashed as a “just act” to “save the lives of countless immigrants”.
Like Britain, the United States is also a country that condemns and criticizes human rights violations in other countries and regions, but does not know how to improve its own human rights abuses in certain areas.
This is also the latest case.
The Texas primary school shooting tragedy that killed 21 people is known to all. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2021, 693 mass shooting incidents occurred in the United States, an increase of 10.1% over 2020. The shooting incident killed more than 44000 people.
What is more shocking is that in the face of frequent tragedies, Washington still finds it difficult to take substantive improvement measures and continue to connive at the large number of guns held by the people, which is called “gun ownership”. This makes the excessive proliferation of guns like time bombs, threatening every American’s right to life at any time.
It’s funny that everyone’s most basic right to life has given way to the so-called “right to own a gun”.
The human rights abuses committed by the United States will be endless for a while. In this regard, we can refer to the 2021 U.S. human rights violations report released by China earlier this year.
I’m afraid some people don’t know that the United States, which everywhere considers itself a “teacher of human rights”, is the only major country in the world that neither recognizes nor abides by the human rights treaties put forward by the United Nations and other human rights bodies. It has not ratified the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, the International Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and the American Convention on human rights.
It is also one of the few countries in the world that has not ratified the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child and the first Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and political rights.
Western countries such as Britain and the United States, which talk about “human rights” in silence, obviously do not know what the real “human rights” are. They just regard “human rights” as a tool to exert pressure on other countries and make it highly politicized and ideological.
Seeing the hypocritical faces of these western countries on the topic of human rights, it is not difficult to understand their murmurs around Bachelet.
Even so, taking the opportunity of the turmoil caused by Bachelet’s visit to China and no longer being re elected, more people in the international community will understand China and China’s human rights. Our achievements in the development of human rights cannot be obliterated by American and Western politicians and the media.