China is in the darkest time for human rights since the Tiananmen Square massacre, Human Rights Watch said in its annual report.
But 2020 is still the year for the world government to find a “safe figure” to push China’s crackdown on policies without fear of retaliation.
The worsening persecution of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, with the goal of whistleblowers, the crackdown on Hong Kong and efforts to cover up the coronavirus outbreak are all part of the dire situation. Down under President Xi Jinping
“This is the darkest time for human rights in China since the 1989 massacre that ended the democratic movement in Tiananmen Square,” said a global human rights abuses report.
“Chinese government’s dictatorship is in full swing in 2020 as it battles the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus first reported in Wuhan Province,” the report said, describing the initial concealment of the outbreak. Officers and the punishment of the doctors, who provided clues, including Li Wen Liang. And reporters such as Zhang Zhan, who reported on the Wuhan exit and the surveillance and threats of the virus victims’ families.
At the same time, “Beijing’s crackdown – insisting on political loyalty to the Communist Party of China – deepened throughout the country.”
“In Xinjiang, Turkic Muslims remain arbitrarily detained on the basis of their identity, while others are subjected to forced labor, mass surveillance and political indoctrination. In Mongolia, protests took place in September when education authorities decided to change Mongolian language to Mandarin among several classes in schools in the region. ”
And in Tibet, authorities continue to “severely restrict religious freedom, speech, movement and assembly, and have failed to resolve popular concerns about land mining and seizure by local authorities, often in connection with” government officials “. Intimidation and illegal use of force by security forces “
Demand for political loyalty is also intensifying in Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region. After more than six months of protests in 2019, Beijing has implemented internationally criticized national security laws on the city, even the unfair acts of the criminal opposition in secession. Incite foreign conspiracy and terrorism About 90 people have been legally arrested since June.
The report said internet censorship, mass surveillance and efforts to “haunt” religion are also increasing across China. Notable critics, human rights defenders and journalists have been jailed, disappeared or forced into exile, many of them accused of. “Encourage subversion” or “choose brawl and incite problems” – a classy joint charge against dissidents and activists.
“Since Xi came to power, the repression has worsened overall, in all aspects of Chinese society, you can see that the party is increasingly refusing to engage in independent activities,” said Human Resources researcher Yaqiu. Wang said.
The 386-page report was largely focused on China due to the international response to a worsening crackdown there, HRW said, that the rest of the world was more confident in criticizing Beijing, having previously feared retaliation.
Retaliation continues: China and the US enter a trade war, trade sanctions and new visa regulations closed for diplomats and journalists and embassies. Australia is subject to damaging trade taxes and bans after voicing calls for a “rigorous” investigation of the origin of the coronavirus.
HRW is critical to the EU’s response to China, and in particular, concluding a trade deal with Beijing late last year.
“If the EU is serious about ending forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province, they can confirm it before agreeing to an investment deal,” HR chief Kenneth Roth said.
But by 2020, many world governments have found that “security figures show that Beijing cannot retaliate against the world,” HRW said. Fewer members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in the past, tend to favor China – support policy. Xinjiang, and several denominations have been made at the UN.
The United States passed a number of laws targeting China’s violations, while the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States all tear up extradition pact with the country in their crackdown on Hong Kong.
“The growing international intention of condemning the Chinese government has led the Chinese government to retaliate,” the report said, and Beijing for the first time confirmed the number of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims detained in Xinjiang. Saw that 1.3 million people have passed the so-called “Vocational Training Center”
Each of the United Nations statements was responded to with a statement supporting Beijing, which HRW said was “typically signed by many of the world’s worst human rights abusers” and appears to be related to economic exploitation.
The HRW report said the pushback was particularly prominent for the role. US “peripherals”, as the Trump administration is often irrelevant or lacking in credibility when they do.
“The lesson in recent years for other governments is that they can make a big difference even without Washington. Even under a more rights-friendly US administration But the protection of this broader rights should be taken care of. ”