China News Service, Beijing, July 8th (Reporter Huang Yuqin) In response to the US's attack on China in its annual human trafficking report released a few days ago, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin refuted it with detailed data and examples at a regular press conference on the 8th. .
He emphasized that the U.S. will carry out "lie diplomacy" to the end. China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this. The U.S. should earnestly reflect on and correct its human rights crimes.
A reporter asked. The US State Department recently announced its annual human trafficking report, stating that 17 countries including China have not met the minimum standards for stopping human trafficking and there are "general forced labor policies or models."
What is China's comment?
Wang Wenbin said that year after year, the U.S. has ignored facts and played up old tunes, fabricated such "reports" full of false information, unprovoked attacks against China, and carried out "lie diplomacy" to the end. China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.
The U.S. report is more than 600 pages long, and it takes less than half a page to understate the U.S.'s own problems, which fully reflects the U.S. double standard of "being lenient to oneself and strict to others".
At the press conference, Wang Wenbin used detailed examples to enumerate the actual situation of the US on forced labor and human trafficking.
He pointed out that the United States is the source, transit and destination country for victims of forced labor, debt slavery, and involuntary slavery.
In the past 5 years, all 50 states in the United States and Washington, DC have reported forced labor and human trafficking cases. Every year, as many as 100,000 people are trafficked from abroad to the United States engaged in forced labor, and half of them are trafficked to "sweatshops" or Suffering from family servitude.
In 2019 alone, the FBI reported 1,883 human trafficking cases, more than 500 more than in 2018.
According to statistics from some academic institutions in the United States, at least half a million people in the United States have been subjected to modern slavery and forced labor.
The victims include both domestic citizens and foreign citizens from almost every region in the world, including vulnerable groups such as women, children, and the disabled.
Wang Wenbin quoted a report on the website of the British "Guardian" on June 29, 2017, saying that prisons and detention centers across the United States are in chaotic management.
Human traffickers often smuggle detained women out and force them to engage in sex transactions through drug control, brutal assault, and other methods, causing them to fall into an endless cycle of crime and exploitation.
According to the information disclosed on the website of the U.S. Department of Justice on July 11 and November 8, 2018, former U.S. federal prisoner escort officer Eric Scott Kinderley sexually assaulted female prisoners several times during his tenure, resulting in serious physical and psychological damage to the victim. hurt.
Wang Wenbin further pointed out that the US government treats asylum seekers cruelly.
CNN reported on September 30, 2020 that a total of 21 people died in U.S. immigration detention facilities in fiscal year 2020, more than twice the number of deaths in fiscal year 2019, and the highest number of deaths since 2005.
The Los Angeles Times website reported on October 30, 2020 that a large number of immigrant children have been detained for a long time.
Statistics show that of the 266,000 immigrant children detained by the US government in recent years, more than 25,000 have been detained for more than 100 days, nearly 1,000 have been in refugee shelters for more than a year, and many have been detained for more than 5 years.
According to several US media reports, dozens of female immigrants from Latin America and Caribbean countries filed a class-action lawsuit in the Georgia courts of the United States, accusing doctors in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center for acting without their consent. They underwent unnecessary gynecological operations and even forcibly removed the uterus, causing serious damage to their physical and mental health.
The British "Guardian" website reported on October 22, 2020 that US immigration officials threatened Cameroonian citizens seeking asylum in the United States, forcing them to sign the deportation order, and those who refused to sign suffered violence such as choking, beating, and pepper spraying. , Was handcuffed and forcibly pressed his fingerprints on the deportation order, thus losing the right to obtain an immigration hearing and was deported.
Wang Wenbin said that the US government continued to forcibly repatriate immigrants during the epidemic.
According to statistics from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, as of January 14, 2021, a total of 8,848 people in U.S. immigration detention facilities have been diagnosed with the new crown pneumonia virus.
The Los Angeles Times website reported on November 18, 2020 that since March 2020, the US government has forcibly deported at least 8,800 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children, regardless of the risk of the spread of the epidemic.
According to UNICEF, immigrant children in Mexico and Central America who have been forcibly returned by the United States are facing danger and discrimination.
He emphasized that the US's slander and slander against China in the report are completely contrary to the facts.
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the fight against human trafficking and has achieved remarkable results in this regard.
The Chinese government earnestly implements the "United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the Supplementary Protocol on the Prevention, Suppression and Punishment of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children". It issued and implemented the "China Against the Trafficking of Women and Children" in 2007, 2013 and this year respectively. Action Plan (2008-2012), “China’s Action Plan against Human Trafficking (2013-2020)” and “China’s Action Plan against Human Trafficking (2021-2030)”.
China has established the State Council’s anti-trafficking inter-ministerial joint conference system composed of 35 ministries to improve the government-led working mechanism with extensive participation from all sectors of society, providing a solid system for preventing and combating human trafficking, and rescuing and protecting victims. Guaranteed.
In China, only about 20 cases of child robbery occur each year, and they have basically achieved rapid detection and detection.
Wang Wenbin pointed out that the U.S. is not qualified to act as a "human rights judge." What the U.S. should do is to reflect on and correct its human rights crimes such as forced labor and human trafficking, stop slandering and smear other countries, and stop interfering in other countries under the guise of human rights. Politics.