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Inside China’s Concentration Camps By James Reed
In the interests of diversity, equality and social justice, will the socialists who endless protest against Australia’s immigration “camps,” be staging protests against what the Chinese are doing? Here is the ABC reporting, “our” ABC, so you know that the news must be “good” for socialists:
“A Uyghur woman has detailed conditions she says were tantamount to torture inside one of China's "re-education camps" in far western Xinjiang province.
· It's rare for Uyghurs to speak out because of fear of retaliation
· Gulbahar Jelilova says she was beaten and injected with unknown substances
· China's Government says camps help re-educate extremists
The UN has cited estimates that up to 1 million ethnic Muslim-minority Uyghurs may be held involuntarily in extralegal detention in Xinjiang.
China's Government says the camps are vocational training centres providing language training and re-education of extremists.
But reports from inside the centres tell a very different story.
Gulbahar Jelilova, who says she spent 15 months inside one of the camps, has given a rare firsthand account of the conditions.
"We were kept in dark rooms with rats and mice," she told the ABC's PM program.
"Sometimes they were tying up a weight of 5 kilograms to our feet as a way of punishment.
"If they wanted to punish even heavier, they would put handcuffs [on us] and we would be forced to look at the wall across for about 17 hours."
Ms Jelilova, who is originally from Kazakhstan, has spent the last two decades doing business on the Chinese-Kazakhstani border.
She said in May 2017 she was arrested in the Chinese city of Urumqi on charges of illegal transferring 17,000 yuan ($3,500) between China and Turkey.
"While I was in the camp I told them that I was a foreigner and that I didn't have any wrongdoings," she said.
"We were told we didn't have any rights there. We didn't have any rights to make phone calls outside … we were like dead people."
If the socialists are going to protest this clear human rights violation, I will shameless join them. I will even wear something red, perhaps on my walking frame.
Meanwhile China is getting ready for war:
“Drilling soldiers and war preparations are the fundamental jobs and work focus of our military, and at no time should we allow any slack in these areas”. That's the commitment given by China’s military — the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) — in its New Year’s Day message.
“We should be well prepared for all directions of military struggle and comprehensively improve troops’ combat response in emergencies … to ensure we can meet the challenge and win when there is a situation.”
The editorial published in the outlined intentions to improve innovation and reform within the party — along with strengthening ties with the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
No doubt, when the next big one comes – the final one, we will see the Left happily join forces against us, because that is just the way the cookie crumbles.
Anyway, we are safe in the West, because the military industrial complex is now gender inclusive, and run by women:
She’ll be right, mate!