On May 11th, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the State of Israel published a shameless, slanderous letter to Mr. Katz, the Editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post. The Chinese letter condemned the May 10th article written by Prime Minister Salih Hudayar, which was written in response to the Chinese Ambassador’s article denying and whitewashing its ongoing campaign of colonization and genocide in East Turkistan.
The Executive Council of the East Turkistan Government in Exile writes the below statement in response to the Chinese Embassy’s letter:
The world knows that the Chinese government fabricates history and engages in historical revisionism for political purposes. Scholars, in particular, are always skeptical of what is written by the Chinese as history and consider it prudent not to believe it factual, unless other sources prove it. The whole world knows the “facts” raised by the Chinese embassy are nothing but fabricated lies, and even the Chinese themselves see the absurdity of the so-called “inseparable part of China” that they always utter.
History has shown that to own a piece of land, you must have bought that land or your ancestors must have been living there initially, and you later inherited it from them. The other circumstance is that you have forcibly occupied that land, and in historical cases, this is a calamity on your head, and that land will ultimately reject you.
We ask the Chinese: Did you buy these lands — East Turkistan? Do you have a certificate of purchase showing that you purchased East Turkistan? Definitely not! If so, then have your ancestors been living in these lands since ancient times? Do not resort to shameless lies.
It is a known fact that when the People’s Republic of China invaded East Turkistan in late 1949, the Chinese population in East Turkistan was less than 5%. The 5% Chinese in East Turkistan were not civilians; instead, they were the soldiers, police, and civilians officials sent to occupy, colonize, and administer East Turkistan. So how is it that the Chinese comprised less than 5% of East Turkistan’s population in 1949 and not 95% if it was indeed an “inseparable part of China”?
Now let us briefly answer the general errors that are being written in the Chinese Embassy’s letter and all letters, statements, and documents made by the Chinese government and its occupation forces:
What is the meaning of “Xinjiang independence”? What type of nonsense is this? If we accept the name of East Turkistan as “Xinjiang,” then we will not be able to speak of independence. Historically, the name of our homeland has not been known as “Xinjiang.” It is a Chinese colonial term that has only been around since 1884 and itself shows that East Turkistan is “new” to the Chinese, debunking your revisionist “inseparable” and “since ancient times” lies.
As for the term “separatists,” this is nothing but slander and baseless lies! Our aim is not to divide anyone’s land. We aim to restore the independence of our OCCUPIED homeland! So at the very least, the Chinese government should not use such terms which go against basic political literacy.
China will never make East Turkistan an “inseparable part of China,” nor can you stop East Turkistan from establishing and strengthening relations with Israel and others and reestablishing its rightful independence.