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Pompeo's Ugly Face and Egregious Action Are Bound to Be Despised

Mamatmin Zakir,Former Vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Recently, the former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued “fallacies of the century” and “monstrous lies” before departing office. Distorting the facts, he declared absurdly that China had committed “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang. He flagrantly discredited the good situation in Xinjiang and the hard-won happy life of the local people, which has posed a severe violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations, and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs. What he has done hurts China’s interests and tramples all over the feelings of people from all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. In this regard, I strongly condemn and firmly oppose it!

As a representative of some anti-China politicians in the United States, Pompeo, out of his own political self-interest and prejudice towards China, harbored cryptic hatred and some ulterior motives. Ignoring the feelings of Chinese people and American people, he spread rumors when departing office, flagrantly slandering China and slinging mud at Xinjiang. The rumors he has concocted reflect clearly his nature of the clown of the century, exposing a real disgusting ugly face. Anyone, who has a sense of justice and yearns for a peaceful and happy life, will be fully aware of Pompeo’s sinful nature and will sniff at his ugly action.

As a Uygur born and raised in Xinjiang, bathed in the warm sunshine of the Party all the time, I have grown from a child of farmers to a college student, and later a senior Party official. For more than 70 years, I have witnessed that, people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have, under the leadership of the CPC, worked together to build a better Xinjiang; they have achieved economic and social development, and have made comprehensive progress in various areas. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, and with the support of the central government and other provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, Xinjiang’s economic development has continued to improve, people’s living standard has been enhanced significantly, and decisive achievements have been made in the fight against poverty, which lays a solid foundation for Xinjiang’s long-lasting peace and stability. With the unprecedented achievements in economic and social development and livelihood, people have a much stronger sense of fulfillment, happiness and security. After my retirement, I would go back to southern Xinjiang every year, and I am extremely excited by what I see and hear. It is an indisputable fact that Uygurs in southern Xinjiang benefit the most from the achievements. Facts fully prove that the ethnic work in Xinjiang has been very successful. These achievements are attributable to the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, and also attributable to intelligence and arduous work of more than 25 million people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang.

Justice naturally inhabits man's heart, and facts speak louder than words. Ignoring the facts, Pompeo openly acted as a “clown” and concocted the so-called “Xinjiang issue” to maliciously slander and smear China and Xinjiang. His remarks sound noble and solemn, but in fact they are false and absurd. The remarks could only add a so-called Internet clout to his infamous motto of “we lie, we cheat, we steal”, and leave an indelible stain on his notorious “diplomatic legacy”. I am deeply indignant at his ugly face and egregious action. Such a rat is bound to be despised by the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang.