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media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu
man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.
Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su
ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa
rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.
If governments and people across the world want to safeguard huma
n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag
ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab
out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.
of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t
hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e
nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:
State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co
mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.
After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits
as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.
Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel
ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.
Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo
wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub
sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.
Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev
er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this
year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account
s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.
There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government