Selection of Uyghur torchbearer at Olympics is normal arrangement, US genocide allegation is a century-old lie: China



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February 09, 2022 10:30 p.m. STI

beijing [China]Feb 09 (ANI): The selection of the last torchbearer at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics was a normal arrangement, China said stressing that the allegation of genocide of the Uyghurs by the United States by the regime communist is a lie of the century.
“The selection of the last torchbearer at the opening ceremony is a normal arrangement made by China. The United States is not in a position to make gratuitous remarks. Its genocide allegation is a lie of the century, which has fully revealed its sinister intent to politicize the Games and maliciously smear China with Xinjiang-related issues,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
“Its misguided practice is unpopular and doomed to fail, which will only further isolate it from the international community,” he added.

The spokesperson also said that throughout history the United States has committed genocide against Native Americans. “It is also plagued by persistent systemic discrimination against ethnic minorities. The Native American population dropped 95% from five million at the end of the 15th century to 2.50,000 at the start of the 20th century.”
“What is genocide? What the United States did to Native Americans was actual genocide. The United States should consider its historical crimes of genocide against Native Americans and take effective action to reduce the racial discrimination against ethnic minorities, including Native Americans and people of African and Asian descent,” Lijian said.
It came after White House press secretary Jen Psaki – while responding to questions that China used a young Uyghur athlete to carry the Olympic torch – said “we cannot allow this to happen.” distracts attention from human rights violations, genocide”. that we see in some parts of China. That is why we did not send a diplomatic delegation. (ANI)


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