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Truth Will not Be Covered by the Lies Repeated

Hayrat Abla (Deputy Director of Uyghur Editorial Department of Xinjiang Daily)

On January 19, former US Secretary of State Pompeo issued fallacies concerning Xinjiang. Ignoring the facts, he made up his own fallacies, attacked and deliberately discredited China's policy of governing Xinjiang, and grossly meddled in China's internal affairs, which not only seriously violated international law and the basic norms of international relations, but also seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, including the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. What Pompeo did will be despised by all people who stick to justice and conscience, and will be subject to a fair trial of history.

Pompeo's so-called "genocide" is sheer nonsense. In fact, since the founding of the people's Republic of China, the Uygur population in Xinjiang has continued to grow, with a growth rate of 25.04% from 2010 to 2018, which is higher than that of 13.99% of the whole population on Xinjiang, and much higher than the growth rate of 2% of the population of Han ethnic group. The languages, traditional culture and customs of Xinjiang's ethnic minorities have been well protected and inherited. Among them, Uygur Muqam art and traditional sports "Dawaz" have become well-known in the world. The key core technology level of ethnic minority language and information processing is at the forefront of the country. The innovative development of Ethnic Minority Medicine industry has also witnessed how it benefits the local people of all ethnic groups.

Pompeo's "farewell statement" is nonsense. Xinjiang, at present, witnesses an overall social situation stable, social development continually goes favorably, and the locals’ happy life. There have been no terrorist attacks in Xinjiang for more than four consecutive years, and criminal cases, public security cases and incidents have decreased significantly. From 2014 to 2019, Xinjiang's GDP grew from 919.59 billion yuan to 1359.71 billion yuan, with an average annual growth of 7.2% and per capita disposable income of 9.1%. Under the current standard, a poverty-stricken population of 3.0649 million, have been lifted out of poverty, 3666 poverty-stricken villages and 32 poverty-stricken counties have been removed from the poverty list. The problem of absolute poverty in Xinjiang has been solved historically. At the same time, the social security system is becoming constantly improved, free physical examination for all people implemented, and the participation rate of residents' basic medical insurance reached up to 99.7%.

Pompeo, however, turned a blind eye and turned a deaf ear to this indisputable fact. Hiding in his dark world full of arrogance and prejudice, he called black white and turned things upside down. He spread a large number of untrue words on Xinjiang related issues, intending to alienate one ethnic group from another, undermine the stability of Xinjiang, hinder the development of Xinjiang and mislead international public opinion.

As a journalist, I have personally experienced the whole stage from reform and opening up to the new journey of building a socialist modern country in an all-round way. After graduating from University, I have worked in Hami, Urumqi and other places for nearly 30 years. I have been to most cities, counties and townships in Xinjiang and witnessed the great changes in the rural environment and the living conditions of farmers and herdsmen. If you come to Xinjiang now and travel all over the north and south of Tianshan Mountain, you can feel the rapid development of cities and the vitality of beautiful villages. Even in the steep plateau, the asphalt roads were paved across mountains and mountains; even in the farthest villages, there are teenagers who are playing with Tiktok and micro-blog. The operation of Kuqa-Golmud railway and the Yutian Wanfang Airport at the end of last year further shortens the distance between Xinjiang and the world. Today, the locals of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang full of energy and smiles are working hard together to create a better life. Such a good situation will not be changed by Pompeo's slander?!

"I don't know whether the shoes fit until I wear them." The future and destiny of Xinjiang do not need Pompeo's advice and gossiping. It is decided by all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. We can be proud to announce to the world that the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have never been so confident in life and hopeful for the future as they are today.