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Japan watching human rights conditions in China's Xinjiang

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Japan is closely watching human rights conditions in China's Xinjiang region with concern, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

"Japan believes it is important that freedom, respect for basic human rights and rule of law, which are universal in international community, are guaranteed in China as well," Katsunobu Kato, the chief cabinet secretary, told a news conference.

The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang, where activists say crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place.

China has denied any abuses, saying the camps provide vocational training and help fight extremism.

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"Japan believes it is important that freedom, respect for basic human rights and rule of law, which are universal in international community, are guaranteed in China as well

As well? Guarantee them in your country first please, Kato.

While I believe China needs to be called out and sanctioned on its human rights violations Japan is not in any position to do so.

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That’s all other developed countries do now regarding China. They watch and comment . If countries like Japan and the US and UK feel they need to criticize China 24/7, they ought to start acting rather than ranting.

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I don't agree with how China treats Tibet or Inner Mongolia.

.....But Xinjiang, I would consider that a different story, different problem.

Has anyone hear of the recent attacks by radical Muslims in France? 2 different attacks over a cartoon image of Muhammad.

Europeans are very familiar with radical Islam and terrorist attacks. Let's not pretend that having a large population of Muslims require no special care or supervision.

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> "Japan believes it is important that freedom, respect for basic human rights and rule of law, which are universal in international community, are guaranteed in China as well," Katsunobu Kato, the chief cabinet secretary, told a news conference.

Does Mr Kato know of the Japanese people being imprisoned for stealing rice balls or coins from offertory boxes in shrines and temples?

Obviously not...

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Japan will watch, Japan will talk but do ?

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Japan is correct to voice objection to what China is doing to the Uighur people.

'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang, says U.S. security adviser"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN2712HH

"China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization"

https://apnews.com/article/269b3de1af34e17c1941a514f78d764c

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Sounds like a headline from the Onion...

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About the "Geinocide" claims....that is a myth!   I agree Xinjiang is a very tension and controversial region!

Comparing with Palestinians under Israel's rule, Uyghurs living under Chinese rules were having a great freedom and getting useful job skills! And NOBODY DIES!

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The Western media keep talking about this camp. But why there isn't worldwide Muslim outrage like what happened in France? Are they all bought by China?

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ossanamerica:

"China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization"

And your beloved president doesn't give a damn either.

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Japan should remember what happens to countries that speak out about China. They keep a list and when you earn enough "displeasure points" China will damage your trade with sudden import restrictions and new tariffs. If Japan has courage enough to stand up for what it believes in, well and good. If China "going off" at you worries you then stay silent and let China continue its abuses.

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Pukey2Nov. 19  08:11 pm JST

ossanamerica:

"China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization"

And your beloved president doesn't give a damn either.

Trump is not my president. Never was fit for the job and I sure as hell didn't vote for him. So why don't you grow up and stop using Trump to attack me personally?

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