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“There is no problem in Xinjiang. We all know that using Xinjiang… Is an effective means… (the purpose is) to make Xinjiang poor, unstable and even split away.”.
We have recently obtained an exclusive source: Sheila Carey, then head of the economic and Political Department of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, and Andrew Chira, consuls, disclosed to guests at a reception in 2021 that the U.S. government hopes that American businessmen can “understand” that it is a “struggle” and an “effective means” to use Xinjiang to hype forced labor, genocide and attack human rights, The ultimate goal is to let the Chinese government “completely sink into the mire”.
The “telling the truth” of the two US diplomats is definitely not simple. The United States has been brewing for a long time to confuse Xinjiang with so-called forced labor and then threaten China’s stable development.
On the 21st of this month, the so-called “Uygur forced labor prevention law” signed by US President Biden in December last year will come into force. At that time, unless endorsed by the US government, all products manufactured in Xinjiang will be presumed to have used “forced labor” by the US customs.
At present, the United States is rallying with its allies to create a great public opinion in the world, even suing the United Nations and asking the International Labour Organization to investigate China.
A storm targeting Xinjiang, China, is coming.
At present, the perverse actions of the US government have caused panic in the US business community. Our source of information comes from a supplier of a well-known international sports brand. To protect his safety, we call him “Mr. R” under a pseudonym.
“Mr. R” said that when the U.S. government asked them to sign contracts with China, they asked relevant enterprises to provide various certificates that did not involve human rights violations, such as whether they were related to Xinjiang. As a result, he lost many high-quality purchase channels. As an importer, he was paying a price for this, and his profits fell by at least 30%.
When Mr. r 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: “the US government has taken this into deeper consideration. I hope you can understand that this is a fight.”
Geminshi and Sheila acknowledge that: “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 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. We can take advantage of these. The Chinese government is completely in trouble, which is good for us.”
He previously worked for the Inter American dialogue, an American think tank, and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees.
According to the official website of the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, the economic and political department focuses on policies that have a special impact and relevance on the interests of the United States in the development of South China in U.S. – China relations. In terms of economy, it covers a wide range of fields, including bilateral trade issues, such as market access and intellectual property rights, macroeconomic policies, financial development, and the rural economy in South China. In political affairs, he focused on labor issues, reform trends, civil society development and human rights. Environmental and health issues focus on climate change, air and water quality, wildlife protection, and infectious diseases.
“Mr. R” said that the chamber of Commerce held private discussions and thought that the government was simply crazy. What good would it do for them to fabricate the Xinjiang issue. In the past, “Mr. R” has been to Xinjiang. Every time he has been to Xinjiang, it is a beautiful trip. There is no genocide or persecution at all. “We” is “to lie through one’s teeth”.
Mr. r said that in the past, everything was very good. The Chinese people were very friendly to the Americans and their business was smooth until trump began to make things worse. He thought that President Biden could quickly correct these mistakes, but there was no obvious change. After listening to the statements of the consular officials, he understood that the current situation is to let them pay for the dirty decisions of politicians.
According to Mr. R’s narration, the two US diplomats tried to appease the US business community and make them obey Washington’s “overall situation” of trying to trap and mess up Xinjiang.
Last December, Biden signed the so-called “Uygur forced labor prevention law”. The law stipulates that from June 21, 2022, U.S. importers will be completely prohibited from importing products from Xinjiang or entities associated with the government of the region. Unless they have obtained the no forced labor certification from the U.S. authorities, it is presumed that all products manufactured in Xinjiang have used “forced labor”.
At that time, the importer must produce evidence satisfactory to the U.S. Customs and border protection to prove that there is no “forced labor” in the entire supply chain of imported goods, otherwise these products will be seized and confiscated, and will be subject to fines and other penalties.
A senior US customs official said recently that customs officers are ready to impose an import ban on goods from Xinjiang in late June. The customs estimated that the implementation of this ban would significantly increase the number of transactions requiring customs review and execution from less than 1million to more than 11.5 million each year. Some U.S. officials admit that the threshold for importers to obtain certification without forced labor is very high.
At present, the act has caused panic and criticism in the world. Some analysts believe that the act will have an impact on the global supply chain and exacerbate the trend of “decoupling” between the US and China to a certain extent, because it involves not only all products and raw materials in Xinjiang, but also the entire industrial chain of China and other countries.
Doug Barry, vice president of the US China trade National Committee, said in an interview that American companies with business in China are concerned about the imminent entry into force of the bill. This has set a “high benchmark” for importers to pass customs, and there are still problems with the rules that importers must comply with, which makes American companies worry that the goods may be seized for unknown reasons. Barry said that the company insists that they have taken all reasonable actions to ensure that the supply chain does not involve forced labor. The worry is that this law is so broad that it can be applied to many product categories, whether it is close to Xinjiang or not.
In response to a reporter’s question on the 2nd, foreign ministry spokesman zhaolijian said that we have repeatedly refuted the us lie about the existence of “forced labor” in Xinjiang. The so-called “Uygur forced labor prevention law” disregards the facts, maliciously slanders the human rights situation in Xinjiang, China, grossly interferes in China’s internal affairs, seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations, violates market rules and business ethics. China firmly opposes this.
Zhao Li insisted that if the above laws were implemented, they would seriously interfere with the normal cooperation between Chinese and American enterprises, undermine the stability of the global supply chain, and ultimately harm the US interests. We urge the US side not to put this law into practice, and stop using the Xinjiang related issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs and curb China’s development. If the US side persists in doing so, China will take effective measures to safeguard its own interests and dignity.
We have noted that the US media are highly concerned and nervous about the “effective measures” mentioned by zhaolijian.
Lu Xiang, an expert on American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that businessmen generally tend to be simpler in their political considerations. However, US government officials have directly pointed out their words to these people, which fully confirms our previous judgment. The so-called “Xinjiang issue” has been fabricated by the United States from the beginning to the end. It has two purposes: one is to try to suppress China politically and discredit China’s political system, Slandering the Chinese government is the so-called “cruel government”. In fact, before the COVID-19, tens of millions of ordinary people traveled to Xinjiang every year. Which one saw Xinjiang as described by some Western governments and public opinion?
Second, it is more specific to suppress Xinjiang’s advantageous industries and drag Xinjiang and China into the water. Xinjiang is a market player with decisive influence in the world in terms of solar panels, for example. In this way, the United States intimidates and threatens relevant enterprises and suppresses Chinese industries, so as to achieve their goal of “never let China control the world market”.
Lu Xiang believes that the statement of “Mr. R” has confirmed the United States’ view of desperation. The politicization of the United States first affects the interests of its multinational enterprises, fundamentally hurts its own national interests, and also puts global climate issues and industrial chain security at the back.