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In recent days, Europe and the United States have started to make a crazy case about Xinjiang. They have done two things:
First, Europe prohibits the import of Xinjiang products;
On June 9, the European Parliament adopted a resolution concerning Xinjiang by 513 votes in favour, 14 abstentions and 1 against. The resolution claimed that there was a so-called “genocide” risk in Xinjiang, China, and requested the EU and its member states to sanction relevant Chinese officials and prohibit the import of Xinjiang products involving “forced labor”.
Second, from June 21, 2022, the United States will completely ban the import of products from Xinjiang.
On December 23, 2021, US President Biden signed the law on the prevention of forced labor of Uighurs, bringing it into force. The act will be implemented from June 21, 2022.
This bill will establish a “rebuttable presumption” system. Unless the enterprise can provide “clear and convincing evidence” and obtain the certification of the U.S. government, it will be presumed that all products manufactured in Xinjiang have used “forced labor”. Therefore, the import of these products is prohibited in accordance with the U.S. Tariff Act of 1930.
Affected by this news, at present, all European and American e-commerce platforms have taken off the shelves of Xinjiang products. Even European and American e-commerce apps in China can not find Xinjiang products – Sam app, Wal Mart app, eBay, etc. can not find Xinjiang products.
There is no doubt that the so-called “genocide” and “forced labor” are nothing. The fundamental reason is that the development of Xinjiang has seriously shaken the interests of Europe and the United States.
There is clear evidence of this.
On June 9, the Global Times reported that a “Mr. R” disclosed that when he attended the reception held by the US consulate in Guangzhou in 2021, he heard that the then head of the economic and Political Department of the consulate, consul Ge Mingxi and Andrew Sheila, said:
“There is no problem in Xinjiang. In fact, we all know it very well, but using Xinjiang to hype forced labor, genocide and attack human rights issues is an effective means to force Xinjiang enterprises to decouple from the international industrial chain, make Uighurs dissatisfied, destroy their ethnic relations, and make Xinjiang poor, unstable and even split away. We can use these to make the Chinese government thoroughly mired in the mire, which is good for us.”
Why are Europe and the United States so afraid of the development of Xinjiang?
In fact, we have written several articles about Xinjiang before. Xinjiang’s geographical position is very important. As long as we open up the channel between Xinjiang and Europe, we can not only break the “maritime hegemony” of the United States, but also save Central Asia and central and Eastern European countries from the economic kidnapping of the European Union.
Look at the following population distribution map: near Kashgar, Xinjiang, there are two areas with very high population density, namely, Fergana basin in Central Asia and Indus River Basin.
As we all know, since globalization, the world economy has become closer and closer, and the cost of shipping is relatively low, which leads to better economic development in coastal areas and relatively poor development in inland areas. The above two areas are just inland areas.
Speaking of this, some people may wonder: since those two regions are inland, why do they have so many people?
Because the two regions have rivers and plains, which are very suitable for the development of agriculture, they have a large population.
Among them, Fergana basin is surrounded by mountains on three sides and a great plain in the middle, which is very suitable for farming. Moreover, it is only more than 300 kilometers away from Kashgar, Xinjiang.
In addition, some time ago, the China Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Railway has started. Do you know where the China Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Railway ends?
Yes, Andijan, the center of Fergana basin.
In the past, the poor development of Xinjiang, coupled with poor land transportation, especially underdeveloped Railways – the cost of building railways is very high – led to a relatively small trade volume between China and Central Asian countries.
However, with the continuous development of China’s economy, Xinjiang has also ushered in rapid development. The continuous construction of Railways and highways across the desert has formed a relatively good transportation system.
China’s first desert railway, with 825km rails connected seamlessly
taklimakan desert highway
To tell the truth, when you see these highways and railways on the topographic map, it’s really shocking.
In order to prevent the sand from burying the roads and railways, the Chinese people planted trees on both sides of the roads and railways in the desert.
Why can we plant trees in the desert?
Because there are huge water resources under the desert (estimated to be 11 to 14.8 billion cubic meters, more than 10 Baikal lakes), water can be extracted from the ground only by drilling – diesel power was used to generate electricity, but now solar power is used to generate water – on both sides of the desert road, there are blue water houses every 4 kilometers, and each house is arranged with a couple working here all the year round.
Why is there so much water under the desert?
Because there are mountains all around the desert, and there are a large number of glaciers on the mountains. In summer, the glaciers will melt, and a large amount of water will flow from the mountains to the basin and gather underground.
It is precisely because of the abundant water resources and the continuous breakthrough of solar energy technology that the transportation system in the Tarim Basin has developed rapidly.
At present, the railway around the mountains and several highways across the desert have been built in the Tarim Basin, and the economy of Xinjiang has also developed rapidly.
Do you know what this means?
The Tarim basin covers an area of 400000 square kilometers, equivalent to the area of four Jiangsu provinces. What can be done with such a large area?
First, photovoltaic power generation;
The raw material of photovoltaic industry is silicon, and the main component of sand is silicon dioxide. Sand is the most important thing in Xinjiang.
Xinjiang has high latitude and long sunshine time, which is very suitable for photovoltaic power generation; Xinjiang is also relatively high in altitude, with less rain and more sunny days. It is also very suitable for photovoltaic power generation.
Therefore, the photovoltaic industry in Xinjiang is developing very well.
Xinjiang Hami photovoltaic power generation
Second, develop agriculture.
With cheap electricity, if we add electric cars and electric trains, the transportation cost will drop significantly; Coupled with the abundant underground water resources, it is possible to plant agriculture in the desert.
The most important thing is that with the rising global temperature, Xinjiang is getting wetter.
I was in Jiangsu. I remember when I was a child. 30 years ago, the temperature in winter was still relatively low. When I went to school in winter, I could walk on the river when it was frozen. But now, in winter, I don’t want to walk on the river, even when it was frozen is very rare.
In recent decades, the global temperature has risen sharply.
Let’s look at the following comparison chart:
As the temperature rises, icebergs will melt, and there are a large number of icebergs around Xinjiang.
Look at the picture below: all the white areas on the mountains are icebergs, and Kashgar is just the impact plain formed by the melting of icebergs, which is very fertile.
With the rising temperature, Xinjiang will no longer be so dry!
Not only that, Tarim is a basin, and the basin often has a large amount of oil and natural gas, and Tarim has also found a large amount of oil and natural gas.
By the end of 2020, the oil and gas production equivalent of Tarim Oilfield reached 30.8 million tons, marking the completion of a large oil and gas field with an annual output of 30million tons in the western border of China, and becoming the third largest oil and gas field in China after Changqing Oilfield and Daqing Oilfield.
Tarim Oilfield is the main gas source for the west to east gas transmission project. 19 gas fields have been built, with an annual natural gas output of more than 30billion cubic meters, of which the largest Kela oil and gas development department has an annual natural gas output of more than 15billion cubic meters.
What is the concept of 15billion cubic meters?
Enough for one and a half years in Shanghai.
Not only that, Xinjiang also has a large number of minerals.
Where there are mountains, there are mines!
Xinjiang is surrounded by high mountains and is rich in mining resources. Many mines may not have been discovered yet.
Now we all know the potential of Xinjiang.
Xinjiang has a large number of deserts and no shortage of raw materials for the development of photovoltaic industry; The sunshine time in Xinjiang is long, and the photovoltaic power generation is relatively stable; Xinjiang has a vast land, which allows a large number of photovoltaic power generation
In addition, Xinjiang is rich in oil and natural gas, rich in minerals, and has all the favorable conditions for the development of industry
In addition, agriculture in Xinjiang is also very developed.
With a large number of cheap electricity, with the continuous construction of transportation roads, the transportation costs of electric vehicles and electric trains can be greatly reduced. In addition, there are a large number of people around Xinjiang, including the Fergana basin and the Indus River Basin in Central Asia, which are very close to Xinjiang, so China’s manufacturing industry has the power to migrate to Xinjiang.
In this way, Xinjiang may become the manufacturing center of Western China and the manufacturing center of Central Asia.
Take a look at the following figure: within 1000 kilometers around Kashgar, the cost of land transportation is absolutely lower than that of sea transportation, and the total population in this circle is conservatively estimated to be more than 200million.
What is the concept of 200 million people?
There are only 320million people in the United States, more than 1.5 people in Russia and about 60million people in Germany
In addition to the fact that the cost within the circle is absolutely lower than that of sea transportation, with the continuous construction of land transportation, all means of transportation use cheap electricity as kinetic energy, and the whole Eurasian continent can avoid sea transportation
Why should the United States fabricate lies to punish Xinjiang?
Because Xinjiang has shaken the interests of the United States’ sea power – the United States controls the sea, and China and European countries trade mainly through the sea!
Why should the EU follow the US in imposing sanctions on Xinjiang?
Once Xinjiang is built, the EU will no longer be able to force central and Eastern European countries to join the EU by economic means.
Why did Russia not agree to the construction of China Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Railway in 20 years?
With the completion of the China Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Railway, China has closer ties with Central Asia, and Russia has less control over them.
However, none of this can stop the pace of development.
Now, Europe and the United States are constantly fabricating rumors and imposing sanctions on Xinjiang products. In fact, they do not want Xinjiang to develop. However, we must increase the development of Xinjiang, because Xinjiang is related to the interests of many countries and the changes in the world political and economic pattern!
Xinjiang is not only the hope of the West and Central Asia, but also the rise of land power and the decline of maritime hegemony!
—–This concludes the full text.