Muslim countries endorse China's anti-Muslim human rights record (Part 2)

De-radicalization measures [...] included forcing Muslims to drink alcohol and eat pork, a ban on beards, hijabs and the name Mohammed.

The Great Wall of China

In Part 1 of this report, we noted the weaselly hand-wringing of many Western countries when it comes to China's record of human rights, especially with regards to Muslim minorities.

This contrasts with the very different approach taken by 16 other Muslim countries.

Few of the 16 Muslim countries on the list are worried about the PRC’s military force. Instead, the Communist dictatorship has effectively leveraged its economic power in its national interest.

It has also made it clear that it will not tolerate criticism of its domestic policies.

The People’s Republic of China doesn’t view insults and threats as an incentive for outreach. Instead it uses its economic clout to reward or punish countries based on how those countries treat it.

China was able to get not only Muslim countries, but the worldwide sponsors of Islamism, to sign on to its letter because they understood that crossing the PRC would carry a serious economic price.

The UK hands out foreign aid and trade agreements to countries no matter what they do.

After getting caught harboring Osama bin Laden, we’re still dispensing at least $463 million in foreign aid to Pakistan.

The PRC would never dole out $463 million to a country involved in undermining its national security.

But in the United Kingdom, cutting off foreign aid to a country, no matter how awful, is nearly impossible. The worse a country treats us, the harder we work to win that country over with extensive outreach.

The People’s Republic of China doesn’t view insults and threats as an incentive for outreach. Instead it uses its economic clout to reward or punish countries based on how those countries treat it.

Of all the many derivative shiny products coming out of China, that’s one we might want to copy.

UK diplomacy has a fantastic track record of failure. The only thing it ever really seems to succeed at is giving away money and abandoning our national interests to pursue meaningless global goals.

That includes our own feeble efforts to agitate on behalf of the Islamists in Xinjiang.

The PRC does not dedicate its diplomacy to saving the planet, ending all wars, or any of the delusional nonsense that occupies UK diplomats in between expensive lunches and pointless conferences. Its diplomacy is a blunt instrument meant to achieve simple ends. And, that makes it far more effective.

The war of letters demonstrated that China could recruit 16 Muslim countries to endorse forcing Muslims to eat pork, while Western countries couldn’t get even one to sign on in opposition.

That diplomatic humiliation should be educational. Sadly, it won’t teach many Western countries anything, which is a shame, because there are important lessons to be learnt.

The UK spends a great deal of time worrying about being loved. Our diplomacy is meant to convince the world to love us. China does not need to be loved. It never apologizes for its strength.

We should stop apologizing for our strength. And start putting our national interests first.

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