字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Uyghur ex-officials Are given the death sentence Over a Uyghur textbook Welcome to China Uncensored, I'm Chris Chappell. It's no longer a secret that China is giving “special treatment” to ethnic minorities like the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. In the last few months, countries around the world have started calling that special treatment genocide. And last month, the US and its allies sanctioned Chinese officials for genocide. “Genocide” includes separating Uyghur families and throwing them into concentration camps. Or forcing birth control on Uyghur women to suppress the population. And let's not forget killing Uyghurs and harvesting their organs. And then there's the cultural genocide. Like silencing the Uyghur language. For example, in the internment camps, Uyghurs are forced to speak Mandarin and not their native language. You see this? Why this is just a language class. Today's lesson: How to say “Thank you Chinese Communist Party, for giving me all of this free re-education.” But it's not enough for Uyghurs, including Uyghur children, to learn Mandarin. They also need to learn Chinese Communist Party propaganda, with a hearty dose of historical revisionism. What happens if they're not learning to love the motherland? The death sentence. The Chinese regime has recently handed death sentences to Uyghur former officials for “writing and publishing school textbooks designed to 'split the country'”. Two former education officials were given suspended death sentences, while five more Uyghurs, including book editors, were given long prison sentences, some up to life in prison. Now in China, a suspended death sentence means it could be changed to life in prison instead. Which is the...good news? So what were these men's crimes? They were accused of adding separatist ideas to Uyghur language textbooks for elementary and secondary school kids, starting in 2002. Those textbooks were then used in Xinjiang for more than a decade—before authorities changed their minds in 2016, and decided they were in fact separatist books that harm young people. “25 million copies of the textbook were printed and distributed in Xinjiang. And tens of thousands of Uyghur educators have used it for 13 years, causing extremely serious harm.” The son of one of the imprisoned book editors pushed back on the Chinese regime's claims. He points out that these textbooks were approved by the state for 13 years. And he says “China is trying to erase history and write a new narrative.” Whaaaaat? Erasing history and writing a new narrative? Does that sound like something the Chinese Communist Party would do? But the Party is going even further to rewrite the history of Xinjiang. I'll show you how after the break. Welcome back. Former Uyghur education officials have been thrown in prison for an old textbook featuring no-longer-approved history. And now Chinese state run CGTN has released a documentary film about them—a full hour of villainizing these “two-faced” Uyghurs. Murat Sheripjan says even the term “two-faced” doesn't properly describe such persons. They are the enemy, the enemy in the shadows” The documentary of course includes televised forced confessions from these “enemies in the shadows.” The idea was to use the power given by the Party and the people to spread our ethnic chauvinist sentiments and extremist errors among more Uyghur people. It was meant to control their minds, influence them in childhood in order to turn them into separatists.By framing these Uyghur officials as hardened criminals, Chinese state-run media is attempting to justify the Party's genocide of the Uyghur people. They had to do it to fight terrorism, guys. Terrorism like, showing a medal worn by a historical figure. Take this graphic for example. The national emblem is that of East Turkistan. It shouldn't appear in textbooks at all. The East Turkestan Republic was a short-lived state that occupied the upper west region of Xinjiang briefly from 1944-1949. The man pictured in the textbook was one of the presidents of the East Turkestan Republic. But no one is supposed to know that. We shouldn't be teaching this history at all! Especially since, according to Chinese state-run media, there has never even been an East Turkestan state. Really, it's much safer for society if children lose all connection with their cultural roots. This is the legend of seven heroic Uyghur girls. It's all fabricated. Han Chinese soldiers trapped them at a cliff and they jumped to their death to defend their homeland. It's meant to incite ethnic hatred and it will misinform the students. Look, everyone knows that the only true Chinese history is the one where the Han Chinese are the heroes. The documentary claims that these Uyghur textbooks are directly responsible for what the documentary refers to as the July 5th Incident. But the outside world calls the July 5th Incident the “Urumqi Massacre”—because Chinese soldiers massacred people! It happened after ethnic riots broke out in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, in 2009. “According to witness reports, an estimated 1000 or more people, most of them ethnic Uyghurs, were shot dead during that one and a half hour period of time.” And after massacring a bunch of Uyghurs, the Chinese Communist Party imprisoned thousands more. And they locked down the entire Xinjiang region for months—including cutting off the internet entirely. But maybe the Chinese Communist Party is onto something here. Children's books are definitely the main source of terrorism and separatism. And the only solution is to lock up an entire ethnic group. At least until the Chinese regime writes new children's books. Like “Horton Hears a Separatist and Reports Him to the Neighborhood Committee.” “Where the Wild Splittists Are.” “James and the Giant Hegemon.” Or my personal favorite, “Oh the Re-educational Places You'll Go!” See, with these two-faced officials safely behind bars, the Chinese Communist Party can finally lead the Uyghurs to a brighter future, with patriotic children's textbooks. This is Part One of the first grade's Uyghur-language textbook. Here's the national emblem, and the national flag, and the statement “We are Chinese”. Here is the flag-raising ceremony.” What are we telling the students with these pictures? They should know that they are citizens of the People's Republic of China, that Xinjiang is an inalienable part of the motherland.” What a happy ending. Everything is rectified. And the Uyghur children can learn to dance like the happy ethnic minority they're supposed to be. Which means it's a perfect time to watch China's new hit musical inspired by the Hollywood movie La La Land. It's called “The Wings of Songs”, and showcases the beautiful rich life of ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang. Including all of their happy ethnic dancing. I mean, it totally works. It's just like the Sound of Music, but in the end Captain Von Trapp joins the Nazis. And now it's time for me to answer a question from a member of the China Uncensored 50 Cent Army—fans who support the show on the crowd funding website Patreon. Ringleader asks, “Hey Chris, how would "Xi the Poo" react if the U.S. and/or the U.K. established a full embassy and/or military base in the free and independent country of Taiwan?” Well I know how they would feel. The feelings of the Chinese people would be deeply hurt. What would the Communist Party do about it? Right now, there's not a whole lot they can do. They would make a big stink about it. The Foreign Affairs ministry would make all kinds of statements, there'd be angry tweets. And you know what, there might even be some sanctions. Some US officials might not be allowed to travel to China anymore. I also imagine there would be a continuation of military maneuvers around Taiwan, that would quietly shrink over time. Because even though Xi Jinping might say the US and China are equal now... ...the truth is a little different. However, if the US shows weakness, and the Chinese regime is able to take over Taiwan, the power would shift. If the Chinese regime manages to even partially replace the US dollar with its own currency, the power will also shift. We just did a full episode about that. The Communist Party's goal is to replace the US as the world's biggest superpower. There's still time to stop that from happening. But not a lot of time. Thanks for your question Ringleader. And thank you for watching. Be like Ringleader and support China Uncensored through the crowdfunding website Patreon. Go to Patreon.com/ChinaUncensored. The link is below. Once again I'm Chris Chappell. See you next time.