US mulling ban on solar materials from Xinjiang exposes hypocrisy of human rights concerns


Solar panels made by a company in Xinjiang’s Hami. Photo: Liu Xin/GT

 Canada, together with the US and a small group of Western countries, released a joint statement to hype topics on Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, the second day of the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Despite the inflammatory words used in the statement to show “concerns” over Uygurs in Xinjiang, media reports that the US is mulling new moves to attack Xinjiang’s solar industries pushed by industrial lobbyists and politicians have torn down US’ lies and exposed that the current hyping of Xinjiang topics is not about human rights, but only about geopolitics and US interests. 

On Tuesday, Canadian Ambassador to the UN Leslie Norton read out a joint statement from a number of countries at the 47th session of the UNHRC, claiming that more than 1 million people have been “unlawfully” detained in China’s Xinjiang and some…

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