Where is the destruction of culture in the Uighur region less than Ukraine? Where is the destruction of culture in the Uighur region less than Ukraine?

Where is the destruction of culture in the Uighur region less than Ukraine?

Where is the destruction of culture in the Uighur region less than Ukraine?  A cartoon made in connection with the United States declaring the Chinese government's oppression of Uyghurs as "genocide".  The main goal of China's genocidal attacks against Uyghurs is cultural destruction, which is being carried out in heinous ways such as banning Uyghur language and education, separating Uyghur children from their family cultural environment, destroying Uyghur cultural relics, including tourist attractions, and forcing Uyghur women to touch China.  However, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is tasked with protecting and revitalizing the world's diverse cultures, has been silent on the cultural genocide taking place in the Uyghur region for years.  Director of the Women's Committee of the World Uyghur Congress Zumratai said that UNESCO has not made any statement about the loss of Uyghur cultural heritage for five or six years.  This issue is highlighted in an article titled "UNESCO cares about Ukraine and ignores Xinjiang" recently published in the American "Foreign Policy" magazine.  According to the article, UNESCO not only strongly condemned the Russian invasion and attack on the identity of Ukrainians, but also recorded the cultural monuments such as churches, museums, and stone monuments destroyed by Russia. By documenting this kind of cultural destruction, UNESCO will seek responsibility for this crime and investigate and identify the lost cultural relics.  The United Nations Special Representative for Cultural Rights spoke about cultural destruction and said: "Demolishing churches and mosques is not just about demolishing walls and roofs (domes and minarets), but destroying a part of us, that is, our existence that we believe belongs to us."  However, UNESCO has not documented the destruction, destruction or theft of cultural relics in the Uyghur region over the years.  A 2020 report released by the Australian Institute for Strategic Policy Studies (ASPI) announced that the Chinese government had demolished or destroyed approximately 16,000 mosques in the Uyghur region since 2017.  Rachel Harris, a professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies and African Studies at the University of London, and her husband, Aziz Isa Alkun, are among the contributors to this article published in the "Foreign Policy" magazine. written This article makes a strong comparison of UNESCO's response to cultural destruction in Ukraine and the Uyghur region. When "Foreign Policy" magazine interviewed me, I told the contents of the report we prepared. Indeed, there are many problems with UNESCO's response to the destruction of cultural heritage in the Uyghur region.  The article shows that in 2008, UNESCO invited experts such as the British Uyghurologist Rachel Harris to include Mashrep, which is an integral part of Uyghur culture, the cradle of art and manners, as intangible cultural heritage. In 2010, UNESCO listed the Uyghur culture as a protected cultural heritage, but it has no significance. Because the Chinese government has already banned Mashrafe and labeled those who played Mashrafe as terrorists.  UNESCO's failure to take any measures against the destruction of culture in the Uyghur region is most clearly expressed. After that, UNESCO entrusted the five intangible cultural heritages of the Uighurs, Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz to the Chinese government and turned a blind eye to their cultural destruction.  However, since Russia attacked Ukraine, UNESCO has been concerned about the destruction of culture in Ukraine as well as harshly accusing Russia; From February last year to March 22 this year, 248 cultural monuments in Ukraine have been destroyed.  We have written to UNESCO asking for an explanation of its two stances on the destruction of cultural heritage in the Uyghur region and the destruction of cultural heritage in Ukraine, but they have not responded.  According to the article, the reason UNESCO ignores cultural destruction in the Uyghur region is that China is the organization's biggest financial supporter, with China providing more than 15 percent of the organization's annual budget in 2020. China has the largest number of cultural heritage sites registered by UNESCO, second only to Italy. China is proud of this, but it is worried that the human rights and cultural rights of the Uyghurs will be raised. Therefore, China controls UNESCO member countries, defends itself, and prevents the raising of concerns and criticisms about cultural destruction.  "I think there are serious problems here," said Ms. Rachel Harris, who said the Chinese government is abusing UNESCO's cultural heritage list. Because the Chinese government took away that cultural heritage. In our report, we detailed the fate of Uyghur cultural heritage since its UNESCO registration. The Chinese government took each of them out of the hands of the Uyghurs and gave them to companies from mainland China. The original owners of this culture were imprisoned, separated from their homes, and their cultural activities were restricted. For example, alcohol has been banned for years. If Uyghurs want to lead, they have to spend a lot of money to get permission from the government.  China is currently accelerating the process of destroying the valuable material and spiritual heritage of the Uyghurs or assimilating them into "Chinese culture". From the Uyghur historical relics belonging to China, to the point of putting Chinese symbols on Uyghur bread and hats.  In recent revelations, China has identified ancient towers and military fortresses in Hamul and Kucha as cultural relics dating back to the Tang Dynasty. In a video posted on social media by Zumrat Davut, a witness of the camp, it is shown that the Chinese authorities are destroying the Kariz culture in Turpan by basically drying up or destroying it.  The World Uyghur Congress issued a statement on March 28, strongly condemning China's cultural destruction and calling for the salvation of the 2,000-year-old Kariz culture. The statement said that in 2008, UNESCO nominated Kariz as a key protected cultural monument, which in itself shows that it is a valuable cultural heritage. The statement said: "If this heritage is destroyed or destroyed, it will pose a great threat to the Uyghur traditional culture and the relationship of the ancestors with the land." UNESCO is requested to investigate this destruction in Kariz, as well as to protect intangible cultural heritage such as muqam and mashrap.  Zumrathai said that UNESCO's list of Uyghur cultural heritage protection currently only applies to China, so our cultural heritage should be removed from that list.  According to information, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, headquartered in Paris, was founded in London in 1945, and has 195 member countries. The organization's mission is to strengthen scientific, educational and cultural cooperation between countries and promote world peace.

A cartoon made in connection with the United States declaring the Chinese government's oppression of Uyghurs as "genocide".

The main goal of China's genocidal attacks against Uyghurs is cultural destruction, which is being carried out in heinous ways such as banning Uyghur language and education, separating Uyghur children from their family cultural environment, destroying Uyghur cultural relics, including tourist attractions, and forcing Uyghur women to touch China.

However, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is tasked with protecting and revitalizing the world's diverse cultures, has been silent on the cultural genocide taking place in the Uyghur region for years.

Director of the Women's Committee of the World Uyghur Congress Zumratai said that UNESCO has not made any statement about the loss of Uyghur cultural heritage for five or six years.

This issue is highlighted in an article titled "UNESCO cares about Ukraine and ignores Xinjiang" recently published in the American "Foreign Policy" magazine.

According to the article, UNESCO not only strongly condemned the Russian invasion and attack on the identity of Ukrainians, but also recorded the cultural monuments such as churches, museums, and stone monuments destroyed by Russia. By documenting this kind of cultural destruction, UNESCO will seek responsibility for this crime and investigate and identify the lost cultural relics.

The United Nations Special Representative for Cultural Rights spoke about cultural destruction and said: "Demolishing churches and mosques is not just about demolishing walls and roofs (domes and minarets), but destroying a part of us, that is, our existence that we believe belongs to us."

However, UNESCO has not documented the destruction, destruction or theft of cultural relics in the Uyghur region over the years.

A 2020 report released by the Australian Institute for Strategic Policy Studies (ASPI) announced that the Chinese government had demolished or destroyed approximately 16,000 mosques in the Uyghur region since 2017.

Rachel Harris, a professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies and African Studies at the University of London, and her husband, Aziz Isa Alkun, are among the contributors to this article published in the "Foreign Policy" magazine. written This article makes a strong comparison of UNESCO's response to cultural destruction in Ukraine and the Uyghur region. When "Foreign Policy" magazine interviewed me, I told the contents of the report we prepared. Indeed, there are many problems with UNESCO's response to the destruction of cultural heritage in the Uyghur region.

The article shows that in 2008, UNESCO invited experts such as the British Uyghurologist Rachel Harris to include Mashrep, which is an integral part of Uyghur culture, the cradle of art and manners, as intangible cultural heritage. In 2010, UNESCO listed the Uyghur culture as a protected cultural heritage, but it has no significance. Because the Chinese government has already banned Mashrafe and labeled those who played Mashrafe as terrorists.

UNESCO's failure to take any measures against the destruction of culture in the Uyghur region is most clearly expressed. After that, UNESCO entrusted the five intangible cultural heritages of the Uighurs, Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz to the Chinese government and turned a blind eye to their cultural destruction.

However, since Russia attacked Ukraine, UNESCO has been concerned about the destruction of culture in Ukraine as well as harshly accusing Russia; From February last year to March 22 this year, 248 cultural monuments in Ukraine have been destroyed.

We have written to UNESCO asking for an explanation of its two stances on the destruction of cultural heritage in the Uyghur region and the destruction of cultural heritage in Ukraine, but they have not responded.

According to the article, the reason UNESCO ignores cultural destruction in the Uyghur region is that China is the organization's biggest financial supporter, with China providing more than 15 percent of the organization's annual budget in 2020. China has the largest number of cultural heritage sites registered by UNESCO, second only to Italy. China is proud of this, but it is worried that the human rights and cultural rights of the Uyghurs will be raised. Therefore, China controls UNESCO member countries, defends itself, and prevents the raising of concerns and criticisms about cultural destruction.

"I think there are serious problems here," said Ms. Rachel Harris, who said the Chinese government is abusing UNESCO's cultural heritage list. Because the Chinese government took away that cultural heritage. In our report, we detailed the fate of Uyghur cultural heritage since its UNESCO registration. The Chinese government took each of them out of the hands of the Uyghurs and gave them to companies from mainland China. The original owners of this culture were imprisoned, separated from their homes, and their cultural activities were restricted. For example, alcohol has been banned for years. If Uyghurs want to lead, they have to spend a lot of money to get permission from the government.

China is currently accelerating the process of destroying the valuable material and spiritual heritage of the Uyghurs or assimilating them into "Chinese culture". From the Uyghur historical relics belonging to China, to the point of putting Chinese symbols on Uyghur bread and hats.

In recent revelations, China has identified ancient towers and military fortresses in Hamul and Kucha as cultural relics dating back to the Tang Dynasty. In a video posted on social media by Zumrat Davut, a witness of the camp, it is shown that the Chinese authorities are destroying the Kariz culture in Turpan by basically drying up or destroying it.

The World Uyghur Congress issued a statement on March 28, strongly condemning China's cultural destruction and calling for the salvation of the 2,000-year-old Kariz culture. The statement said that in 2008, UNESCO nominated Kariz as a key protected cultural monument, which in itself shows that it is a valuable cultural heritage. The statement said: "If this heritage is destroyed or destroyed, it will pose a great threat to the Uyghur traditional culture and the relationship of the ancestors with the land." UNESCO is requested to investigate this destruction in Kariz, as well as to protect intangible cultural heritage such as muqam and mashrap.

Zumrathai said that UNESCO's list of Uyghur cultural heritage protection currently only applies to China, so our cultural heritage should be removed from that list.

According to information, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, headquartered in Paris, was founded in London in 1945, and has 195 member countries. The organization's mission is to strengthen scientific, educational and cultural cooperation between countries and promote world peace.

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