China News Agency, Urumqi, May 25th: Hong Xiuzhu: I see the smiles on the faces of the people in Xinjiang and their hope for the future

  Author Gou Jipeng

  "This trip to Xinjiang is what I have been yearning for. (In Xinjiang) I saw the bright smiles on everyone's faces and the hope for the future, and I saw that each of them has the heart that tomorrow will be better. ."

On May 23, Hong Xiuzhu, the former chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang and chairman of the China Qingyan Peace Education Foundation, who was about to end his trip to Xinjiang, said in an interview with the media: "This trip to Xinjiang is what I have always yearned for, and I think (in Xinjiang) From the bright smile on everyone's face and the hope for the future, I see that each of them has the heart that tomorrow will be better." During this visit, Hong Xiuzhu and his party went to Urumqi, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, and Kashgar. region, Kyzilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture and other places.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Gou Jipeng

  On the 23rd, Hong Xiuzhu, the former chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang and chairman of the China Qingyan Peace Education Foundation, who was about to end his trip to Xinjiang, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency.

During this visit, Hong Xiuzhu and his party went to Urumqi, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Kashgar Region, Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture and other places.

  Hong Xiuzhu said that she was deeply impressed by the accordion band of the Alexander Accordion Collection on Liuxing Street, Yining City.

"When everyone introduced themselves at the end of the performance, I learned that they are all different ethnic groups, including Uyghur, Kazakh, Han, Hui, Xibe and other 13 ethnic groups. At the end, they said in unison, 'We are all The Chinese' is very touching." Hong Xiuzhu said, this truly reflects the diversity and inclusiveness of the Chinese nation.

  "I shook hands with them one by one, and I felt very honored to be able to shake hands with all 13 ethnic groups one by one." Recalling this, Hong Xiuzhu looked happy.

  During this trip, Hong Xiuzhu also visited religious sites, enterprises, factories, schools and rural areas in Xinjiang to gain an in-depth understanding of the working and living conditions of the people in Xinjiang.

  Hong Xiuzhu told reporters that during the visit, a (Uyghur) friend was very happy to show her a family photo.

"I saw a large family of grandparents, mothers and fathers, children, grandchildren, etc. in the photos, and the children and grandchildren are full." She also quoted the population growth in Xinjiang in recent years, especially the population growth of the Uyghur ethnic group.

  She said that compared with the sixth national census in the seventh national census, the total population of Xinjiang increased by 4.039 million, and the Uyghur population increased by 1.623 million, an increase of 16.2%.

Moreover, in Xinjiang, where there are road signs and billboards (signboards), almost all Chinese and Uyghur scripts are side by side.

If there is a "genocide" or "elimination of minority cultures", none of these should exist.

  When visiting a textile industrial park, Hong Xiuzhu went to the factory to see how the workers worked.

"In fact, the textile industry in Xinjiang is highly mechanized, and there are not many workers, but their pay is good, enough to support a family, and there is no so-called 'forced labor' phenomenon." She said, the achievements on the faces of the workers Feelings and happiness are evident.

  In addition, Hong Xiuzhu also visited the theme exhibition of Xinjiang's anti-terrorism and de-radicalization struggle, and expressed deep sympathy for the terrorist attacks that Xinjiang people have suffered in the past period.

She said that these violent terrorist incidents sent chills down the spine and chills, and hoped that such tragedies would never happen again in this beautiful paradise.

  Hong Xiuzhu said frankly that this trip to Xinjiang was also stimulated by the slandering and smearing of Xinjiang by the United States and the West.

The Western world, led by the United States, is very unkind to China and does not want to see China's rise, so they use a lot of slanderous words to slander China, and do their best to slander mainland China, especially Xinjiang, what kind of "genocide" "Forced labor", etc., is deliberately using this method to undermine China's unity.

  "I have to take a look. Instead of listening to other people's nonsense, it is better to visit and find out in person. This visit has made me understand many things (in Xinjiang) very clearly, and we have to use actual data to refute it. Those inappropriate remarks and slanderous words in empty vernacular, this is what we must do." Hong Xiuzhu said.

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