Statement of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the Uygur human rights policy bill 2019 passed by the house of representatives of the United States Congress

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 Statement of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the Uygur human rights policy bill 2019 passed by the house of representatives of the United States Congress


Practice has proved that Xinjiangs anti-terrorism and de extreme struggle are in line with the spirit and requirements of the national rule of law, are also an important part of the international communitys anti-terrorism struggle, and conform to the purposes and principles of the United Nations in combating terrorism and safeguarding basic human rights.

We adhere to equality before the law and guarantee that people of all ethnic groups fully enjoy the rights granted by the Constitution and the law. The Standing Committee of the peoples Congress of the Autonomous Region shall exercise its power and perform its duties in accordance with the law, and ensure the full implementation of the constitution, the law on regional ethnic autonomy, the law on Deputies and the law on elections in Xinjiang. Detailed rules for the implementation of the electoral law have been formulated to ensure that all ethnic groups, especially those with a small population, participate in the management of state affairs in accordance with the law. At present, the district elects 61589 deputies to the fifth level National Peoples Congress in accordance with the law (of which 42997 are ethnic minority representatives, accounting for 69.81% of the total), representing the 25 million people of all ethnic groups in the district to exercise the power of ownership in accordance with the law. The president of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the governors of five autonomous prefectures and the heads of six autonomous counties are all ethnic citizens who exercise regional autonomy. The cadres of ethnic minorities have played an important role in the construction of social stability and long-term stability in Xinjiang. In 2019, the number of ethnic minority civil servants in the region has reached 91076, accounting for 40.24% of the total number of cadres. Among them, ethnic minority women cadres account for more than 66% of the total number of women cadres in the region. Minority languages and folk culture are respected, inherited and developed. The Standing Committee of the peoples Congress of the autonomous region has successively formulated local laws and regulations on the work of language and characters, the management of halal food, the protection of Muqam art, the protection of historic and cultural city blocks and historical buildings, and 109 religious and cultural relics such as the Kashgar mosque have been included in the national key cultural relics protection units; Uighur Muqam art, Kirgiz epicu300a Manas and other works have been included in UNESCOs list of representative works of intangible cultural heritage of mankind. National language and culture have been widely used and developed in Xinjiang judicial, administrative, education, press and publication, radio and television, Internet, social public affairs and other fields.

In Xinjiang, people of all ethnic groups, regardless of their population and religious beliefs, are equal in politics, enjoy equal rights and perform equal obligations in accordance with the law. People of all ethnic groups can effectively express their demands and enjoy the right to manage state and social affairs in accordance with the law.

We will resolutely safeguard national unity and religious harmony in accordance with the law, and ensure the common prosperity and development of the people of all ethnic groups. In order to promote the cause of national unity and progress in an all-round way, promote the common unity, struggle and prosperity of all ethnic groups, the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress of the autonomous region formulated the regulations on the work of national unity and progress in the autonomous region, vigorously advocated that all ethnic groups respect differences, appreciate each other, help each other and help each other in the whole society, created a social environment in which all ethnic groups live, study, work together and enjoy each other, and jointly built unity and harmony A prosperous, civilized and progressive socialist Xinjiang. Regulations on religious affairs of the Autonomous Region shall be formulated to fully guarantee citizens right to freedom of religious belief, and normal religious activities shall be protected according to law. Up to now, the peoples Congress of the autonomous region and its Standing Committee have formulated 620 local laws and regulations, including 161 effective laws and regulations, 51 regulatory resolutions and decisions. Through the effective implementation of laws and regulations, they have laid a solid legal foundation for maintaining social stability and long-term stability, ensuring that people of all ethnic groups share the fruits of stable reform and development.

In the 70 years since the founding of the peoples Republic of China, the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have formed, developed and consolidated equal, solidarity, mutual assistance and harmonious ethnic relations and religious relations of mutual respect and harmonious coexistence in the process of joint struggle and building a better homeland. At present, Xinjiang has sustained economic development, social harmony and stability, continuous improvement of peoples livelihood, religious harmony and harmony. People of all ethnic groups are closely united like pomegranate seeds, which is the best period of prosperity and development in history. We firmly believe that no force can stop the progress of Xinjiang!