Switzerland-Human Rights Progress/China

Western media portrayal of China’s Xinjiang vocational centers “does not stand at all”: Belarusian envoy

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Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. UN side event on human rights promotion in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2. Slide reading "Human Rights Progress in Xinjiang"
3. Various of event in progress
4. Yu Jianhua, head of the China's Mission to UN Office at Geneva, speaking
5. Attendees
6. Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva, listening
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (ending with shot 8):
"Critical thinking, reflection, ability to resist pressure, ability for problem solving, which help them respond to the challenges of their lives."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of Kashi Vocational Education and Training Center
9. Trainees playing volleyball
10. Various of trainees taking lesson
11. Chinese characters on blackboard
12. Various of trainees working with sewing machines

Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (partially overlaid with shot 14):
"I think it's done with some political end in mind. But in reality, this argument does not stand at all."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
14. Trainees in dorm
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15. Various of trainees dancing, playing drum

Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (starting with shot 15/partially overlaid with shot 17):
"Absolutely natural. You cannot cheat in this way. Let me tell you that when I was, I believe it was in 2006 in Belarus, we had a delegation from the United Nations development program and they wanted to go to some prison. And I accompanied one senior official, and I went with them. So I saw those faces of prison inmates, they were absolutely different faces from normal children which I saw in the Kashi and Kuytun centers."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
17. Trainees dancing
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous Prefecture, Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
18. Aerial shots of buildings, mountain, Chinese national flag

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A Belarusian envoy on Wednesday refuted some Western media's portrayal of the training and education centers in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Vadim Pisarevich, the Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, said the centers are training people vocational skills to help them make a living later in life.

As part of the ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Feb. 25 - March 22), participants are talking about environmental protection, living standards, education as well as training and education centers in Xinjiang at one of the session's side events.

Pisarevich was invited to visit Xinjiang with seven other UN representatives in February. He said those places are more than vocational centers as they also provide education for critical psychological and social skills.

"Critical thinking, reflection, ability to resist pressure, ability for problem solving, which help them respond to the challenges of their lives," said Pisarevich.

The training and education centers in Xinjiang have always been described as "concentration camps" by some of the foreign press. Pisarevich said the description is not true.

"I think it's done with some political end in mind. But in reality, this argument does not stand at all," he said.

Pisarevich also mentioned that he would never forget the smiles he saw on the faces of the young people in Xinjiang.

"Absolutely natural. You cannot cheat in this way. Let me tell you that when I was, I believe it was in 2006 in Belarus, we had a delegation from the United Nations development program and they wanted to go to some prison. And I accompanied one senior official, and I went with them. So I saw those faces of prison inmates, they were absolutely different faces from normal children which I saw in the Kashi and Kuytun centers," said Pisarevich.


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Switzerland-Human Rights Progress/China

Western media portrayal of China’s Xinjiang vocational centers “does not stand at all”: Belarusian envoy

Dateline : March 13, 2019/Recent/File

Location : Switzerland;Xinjiang,China

Duration : 1'40

  • English
  • العربية
  • Deutsch


Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. UN side event on human rights promotion in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
2. Slide reading "Human Rights Progress in Xinjiang"
3. Various of event in progress
4. Yu Jianhua, head of the China's Mission to UN Office at Geneva, speaking
5. Attendees
6. Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva, listening
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (ending with shot 8):
"Critical thinking, reflection, ability to resist pressure, ability for problem solving, which help them respond to the challenges of their lives."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of Kashi Vocational Education and Training Center
9. Trainees playing volleyball
10. Various of trainees taking lesson
11. Chinese characters on blackboard
12. Various of trainees working with sewing machines

Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (partially overlaid with shot 14):
"I think it's done with some political end in mind. But in reality, this argument does not stand at all."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
14. Trainees in dorm
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
15. Various of trainees dancing, playing drum

Geneva, Switzerland - March 13, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Vadim Pisarevich, Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva (starting with shot 15/partially overlaid with shot 17):
"Absolutely natural. You cannot cheat in this way. Let me tell you that when I was, I believe it was in 2006 in Belarus, we had a delegation from the United Nations development program and they wanted to go to some prison. And I accompanied one senior official, and I went with them. So I saw those faces of prison inmates, they were absolutely different faces from normal children which I saw in the Kashi and Kuytun centers."

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
17. Trainees dancing
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous Prefecture, Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
18. Aerial shots of buildings, mountain, Chinese national flag


A Belarusian envoy on Wednesday refuted some Western media's portrayal of the training and education centers in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Vadim Pisarevich, the Belarusian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, said the centers are training people vocational skills to help them make a living later in life.

As part of the ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Feb. 25 - March 22), participants are talking about environmental protection, living standards, education as well as training and education centers in Xinjiang at one of the session's side events.

Pisarevich was invited to visit Xinjiang with seven other UN representatives in February. He said those places are more than vocational centers as they also provide education for critical psychological and social skills.

"Critical thinking, reflection, ability to resist pressure, ability for problem solving, which help them respond to the challenges of their lives," said Pisarevich.

The training and education centers in Xinjiang have always been described as "concentration camps" by some of the foreign press. Pisarevich said the description is not true.

"I think it's done with some political end in mind. But in reality, this argument does not stand at all," he said.

Pisarevich also mentioned that he would never forget the smiles he saw on the faces of the young people in Xinjiang.

"Absolutely natural. You cannot cheat in this way. Let me tell you that when I was, I believe it was in 2006 in Belarus, we had a delegation from the United Nations development program and they wanted to go to some prison. And I accompanied one senior official, and I went with them. So I saw those faces of prison inmates, they were absolutely different faces from normal children which I saw in the Kashi and Kuytun centers," said Pisarevich.


ID : 8105711

Published : 2019-03-15 08:58

Last Modified : 2019-03-16 16:15:18

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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