JPAC Holds Event on East Turkistan at Japanese Parliament

October 1, 2020
TOKYO

On the 71st Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Japan Parliamentary Alliance on China (JPAC) held an event to highlight China’s atrocities in East Turkistan.

The event was held in Japan’s National Diet from 13:00-15:30 Tokyo Time and Representatives of the East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) in Japan made a presentation on East Turkistan, the genocide, Japan-East Turkistan relations, and East Turkistan’s case at the International Criminal Court.

Prime Minister Salih Hudayar was unable to attend the event in person and instead sent a video message to the Japanese Parliament. The contents of the video message are as follows:

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman, 

Firstly, I apologize that I was not able to make it to this event due to travel restrictions as a result of China and its Communist Party’s coronavirus. 

I want to thank Mr. Gen Nakatani, Mr. Hiroshi Yamada, Ms. Shiori Yamao and JPAC for organizing this much needed event. I also want to thank all of today’s attendees. 

As you are all aware, today is the 71st anniversary of the CCP coming to power and establishing the so-called “People’s Republic of China.” 

Shortly after the establishment of the PRC, the CCP invaded East Turkistan on October 13th and overthrew the independent East Turkistan Republic on December 22, 1949. 

For the past nearly 71 years, due to the international community failing to respond accordingly, China and its Communist Party has been waging a brutal campaign of colonization, genocide and occupation in East Turkistan, Tibet, Manchuria, and South Mongolia. 

Today, China and its Communist Party poses an existential threat not only to the countries and peoples under its occupation but also to democracy and freedom all across the world including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. 

The situation in East Turkistan is unprecedented in the 21st century with what is now estimated to be 8 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and others locked up in concentration camps according to China’s latest white paper. 

China is eradicating the culture, freedom, identity, and very existence of East Turkistan and its people through forced indoctrination, forced family separation, forced sterilization, organ harvesting, slave labor, forced assimilation, and routine executions and massacres which is defined as genocide under the UN Genocide convention. 

Early this summer on July 6, 2020, the East Turkistan Government in Exile filed a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court, urging them to hold Chinese officials accountable for genocide and other crimes against humanity in East Turkistan. 

As you know, we are a dispossessed people, our freedom, our wealth, and our future is being robbed from us and we are struggling to strengthen our democracy in exile and maintain East Turkistan and its peoples’ very existence. 

We ask Japan to help us by acknowledging the genocide, acknowledging the name we use for our homeland East Turkistan when referring to what China calls “Xinjiang,” help us expose evidence of the atrocities, help us strengthen our democracy in exile, and support our case at the International Criminal Court and all other efforts to hold the Chinese regime accountable.