U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry hedged about human rights abuse issues in China. The Communist regime demanded other nations sacrifice that and other sensitive issues to gain its cooperation in protecting the environment.
During the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 10, a reporter confronted Kerry about what went on behind the scenes when China used the environment as a lever to force other countries to turn a blind eye to its brutal practices against minority and religious groups. She asked what Kerry would think about the solar panels that were made from Uyghur force labor.
“Well we’re honest about the differences,” Kerry said in an obscure response.
“We certainly know what they are, and we’ve articulated them, but that’s not my lane here. … My job is to be the climate guy and stay focused on trying to move the climate agenda forward,” he said.
The U.S. and other powerful nations have acknowledged the genocide against the Uighur people of Xingjiang conducted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for years. They are subjected to forced sterilization, torture, and systematic rape besides forced labor.
Despite countless indisputable testimonies from survivors, the CCP has dismissed the claims, saying it was part of a reeducation program to counter potential terrorism.
China is the leading supplier of polysilicon, known as a key component of solar panels, which produces 80% of the global supply, the Daily Caller reported from an S&P Global study. In addition, polysilicon from Xinjiang was utilized in one-third of all solar panels manufactured in the world.
The Wednesday comment from Kerry sparked outrage from Republicans, who believed it means Kerry may have acquiesced to China’s demand to achieve climate change agreements. However, that same day Kerry announced the CCP had agreed to work with the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“He’s willing to accept Chinese slave labor to promote his radical climate agenda, according to Fox News. “What happened to defending human rights?”
According to the Climate Trade, China is the world’s number one carbon polluter releasing more than 10 trillion tons of CO2 and was responsible for 30% of global emissions in 2019. The U.S. as the second emitter released 14% of the global greenhouse gas.