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Chinese Ambassador Struggles To Explain Shocking Footage Of Handcuffed & Blindfolded Uighurs Loaded Onto Train

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

During a Sunday morning BBC news program, China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming was in a rare segment asked point blank about viral footage which purports to show a terrifying scene from Xinjiang province of Muslim minority Uighurs being handcuffed and loaded onto train cars.

While the footage, which appears to have been secretly caught via drone, appears to be a year old or more, it resurfaced in recent weeks, gaining millions of views and reigniting allegations of Uighur people being mass shipped to communist ‘reeducation’ camps and sprawling detention centers.

During the tenses Andrew Marr Show segment, Liu described Xinjiang simply as “the most beautiful place.”

Showing the shocking footage which many observers said echoes Jews being mass loaded onto cattle cars during the Holocaust to be taken to their deaths, Marr pressed the Chinese ambassador with:

“Can I ask you why people are kneeling, blindfolded and shaven, and being led to trains in modern China? What is going on there?” 

To which Liu replied: “I do not know where you get this video tape. Sometimes you have a transfer of prisoners, in any country.” And Liu then questioned the authenticity and location of the video: “I do not know, where did you get this video clip?”

Marr then said Western intelligence agencies and Australian experts have backed or ‘verified’ the clip, though this remains uncertain, to which the ambassador said tersely:

“The so-called ‘western intelligence’ keep making false accusations against China.”

He added: “They say ’one million Uighur has been persecuted, do you know how many population Xinjiang has? Forty years ago it was four or five million, now it is 11m people.”

And addressing widespread, persistent accusations of ongoing ethno-religious cleansing of Chinese Muslims in the provice, Liu said: “People say we have ethnic cleansing, but the population has doubled in forty years.”

Marr promptly rebutted: “According to your own local government statistics, the population growth in Uighur jurisdictions in that area has fallen by 84% between 2015 and 2018.” Liu responded: “That’s not right. I gave you the official figure as a Chinese ambassador. This is a very authoritative figure.

The two also sparred over sanctions. “If the UK goes that far to impose sanctions on any individuals in China, China will certainly make a resolute response to it,” the Chinese ambassador said. “You have seen what happened between China (and) the United States. They sanctioned Chinese officials, we sanctioned their senators, their officials. I do not want to see this tit-for-tat between China-US happen in China-UK relations,” he added.

And then this biting line:

“I think the UK should have its own independent foreign policy rather than dance to the tune of the Americans like what happened to Huawei.”

The degree to which this video is or can be verified by US intelligence will be interesting. It could be invoked when potential further human rights related sanctions are rolled out, given the escalating tit-for-tat between Beijing and the Trump administration.

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Start acting against China, not only by talkings. Sanction their asses.

occupybacon

Indeed, USA needs to hurry up or we all are doomed including Jews and Russians.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Like Israel does, lol.

The Chinese own Israel ffs, the amount of business they do together. Ports and airports are built and owned by China.
When does Bibi start sanctions against the people who fund him and his fat wife?

Potato Man

What people are going to call them Jews 2.0 now? Just show uighurs in Syria that are fighting next ISIS/ Al-Qaeda.
Oh right wait…UK still call ISIS/Al-Qaeda in Syria freedom fighters LMFAO.
Most of White Helmet funders are British after all.

occupybacon
occupybacon

For the multinational corporations and liberal msm only the black lives matter. Thats’s the new left, the people lives are important only if they are part of a priviledged minority.

Ivanus59

That’s called minding your own business (what happens in USA is more of a USA’s problem and what happens in China is more a Chinese issue, a very simple concept actually). We have seen in Syria what Uighurs can do if left unchecked.

occupybacon

What part of ‘multinational’ you didn’t understand?

RichardD

The Chinese are probably trying to prevent the Jew world order from using these people against China.

Phoron

In all honesty we dont know the ethnic makeup of the prisoners, as if it even really matters. Nonetheless, they are probably destined for the organ farm.

chris chuba

The Ambassador said that sometimes there are prisoner transfers, it looked like about 40 prisoners, all of them male. So how is this shocking, I could find a video of a similar sized group of men in the U.S. wearing orange jump suites coming off of a bus and title it ‘shocking incarceration of African American men’.

What does a Uighur look like, these could have passed as Han Chinese to me, seriously I don’t know.
[BTW I could imagine the comments on Zero Hedge, they have gone full Neocon, bizarre mix of Neocon, free market, Libertarians, one of the oddest websites I look at]

Aphrodisia

Not to mention full on racist retards, it used to be one of my regular sites for visiting but no more the amount of pure garbage in the comments.

chris chuba

I like how the second video adds the sad music, nice touch. The first video just shows prisoners being transferred from a train but because a ‘professor’ intoned ‘bad Chinese doing something bad to Uighurs’ people jump to the assumption concentration camps.

BTW I was off about the numbers, the one picture is hundreds, 500+ which makes sense. That is why you use trains vs buses, to transport larger numbers of people but there were several cars. It does not look like they were overpacked. Oh but the sad music says otherwise.
I really should not care anymore. People want to believe things and they will. I have to accept that. We are fighting the Nazis. It is forever 1939.

verner

I agree zerohedge has lost all credibility. to the garbage heap with that extension of cia.

occupybacon

Poor chinchongs… there’s no place left for them rat eaters outside of the great firewall.

Aphrodisia

Hmm, a video brought to you by “western intelligence”, the very same people who brought you Iraqi WMD’s and Sadams missiles ready to launch in 45 minutes, and some brain dead bottom feeders still keep buying into this crap.

Alberto Garza

this is what communism – socialism looks like ….

Robot

Where’s anti-China jihad my muslim brothers?’

verner

they should get a line of photos from concentration camp Gaza and the world would be appalled but the jews illegally occupying palestine, the thieving murdering jews with genocide on their mind, won’t allow no photo-ops in Gaza.

chris chuba

Many of the unproven, hyperbolic claims could apply to the open air prison that is Gaza. A little less chest thumping and a little more consistency would advance humanity a long way.

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