A friend of mine visited Xinjiang last year and took a lot of photos and videos. The Xinjiang he saw with his own eyes was totally different from that he had seen from some western media before. He found that Urumqi has highways, overpasses and modern airports. The local people enjoy the freedom of religious belief, and the traditional culture is well protected. Mosques and people wearing ethnic costumes can be seen everywhere. He said to me, the mountains and rivers in Xinjiang are magnificent, the society is harmonious and stable, and the peoples life is interesting. As long as you have been to Xinjiang, you will find that some western media reports on Xinjiang are simply distorting the facts.
Xinjiang was once deeply harmed by ethnic separatist forces, religious extremist forces and violent terrorist forces. The three forces planned and implemented thousands of violent terrorist events in Xinjiang, causing innocent people to die and property losses impossible to estimate. Just imagine, if the three forces continue to make waves, will Xinjiang have the situation of todays vigorous development? Of course not! A turbulent society is the enemy of economic development. Poor economic development may lead to turbulence.
Facts have proved that the measures taken by China to crack down on the three forces are a powerful guarantee for the human rights of the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. Anti terrorism and de radicalization measures are not only conducive to combating terrorism, but also can save many young people who have gone astray and start a new life.
No country will let the three forces go. Some politicians in western countries regard terrorist organizations or terrorists who pose a threat to their own countries as targets of anti-terrorism. They turn a blind eye to those terrorist organizations or terrorists who do not pose a threat to the West but can cause trouble to strategic opponents. They even connive at supporting terrorist atrocities, sheltering terrorists, defending them and providing all kinds of support. Isnt that a typical double standard?