Pompeo makes himself 'doomsday clown' lying about Xinjiang
Biden admin likely to pursue 'genocide' line of Trump administration
Published: Jan 20, 2021 11:13 PM Updated: Jan 21, 2021 02:02 AM

Mike Pompeo  Photo:VCG

"A joke of the century," "a doomsday clown,"  "Mr. Liar," and "Secretary of Crimes" … all these words have been given to the "worst-ever Secretary of State" Mike Pompeo by Chinese and overseas officials, scholars and netizens, and on his last day, Pompeo made the final crazy move by groundlessly accusing China and the Communist Party of China of carrying out "genocide" in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Analysts said that Pompeo's final attack is a farce for him to play as a "tough guy" against China until the last minute, and once again proves to the world how the US senior politician earned his notorious reputation by spreading disinformation and defaming other countries in the past few years. 

Pompeo on Tuesday tweeted that he has "determined" China is "committing genocide and crimes against humanity" in Xinjiang against Uygurs and other ethnic groups; and he wrote that China and the CPC "must be held to account."

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chinese Embassy in the US expressed strong opposition to Pompeo's remarks, saying that "the so-called genocide is simply a lie" and a "farce" used to discredit China, which is a gross interference in China's internal affairs.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday refuted what Pompeo has "determined" as another ridiculous lie of the infamous politician. He has made himself a doomsday clown and a joke of the century, Hua said, noting the lies and political viruses Pompeo spread over the past years are doomed to be swept into the dustbin of history, and he will also face the trial of history.

Dubbed as the "worst US Secretary of State in history" and "Mr. Liar," Pompeo has earned the notorious reputation by spreading disinformation and destroying diplomatic ties. His final attack on China once again gave the best proof, Chinese and overseas scholars and netizens said while sending their farewell message. 

"Perhaps the greatest legacy [that Pompeo leaves] is 'lying diplomacy,' which he has masterminded and practiced. Pompeo also creates and spreads political viruses and staged a comeback of McCarthyism," another Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on January 11. 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on January 13, "Mr. 'we lie, cheat, steal' is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies."

Keith Boykin, an American author, tweeted on Tuesday, saying "Glad he'll be gone tomorrow."

Aside from playing the farce to be tough against China to the last minute, Pompeo also wanted to set the tone for his successor in carrying on the policies of using Xinjiang topics to contain China, experts said. 

Echoing Pompeo's tweet on Tuesday, the US State Department released Pompeo's "determination" on "atrocities in Xinjiang," in which he accused China of conducting "forced sterilizations and abortions" on Uyghur women, "coerced them to marry non-Uygurs, and separated Uygur children from their families."  And he added that he believes the "genocide" in ongoing.

Chinese and Xinjiang regional authorities have refuted all these lies made by US-backed institutions, anti-China forces and separatists from Xinjiang. 

"By accusing the Chinese government and the CPC of 'genocide,' Pompeo is trying to label China as a Nazi country, which is not only crazy but also severely violates China's domestic affairs and defames the country and the CPC," Zhu Ying, deputy director of the National Human Rights Education and Training Base of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, told the Global Times.

The Department of State's Tuesday release, which has become a part of the US diplomatic strategy, was based on a series of untenable and flawed reports of China's policies in Xinjiang and would be used by the US for future bills related to China's Xinjiang, Zhu said. 

Jia Chunyang, an expert at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, told the Global Times on Wednesday that the Biden administration's attitude can been seen from his campaign statements which already used the word "genocide" for China's policies in Xinjiang. 

Antony Blinken, Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, expressed support for Trump's tougher approach to China, and endorsed the assessment that China was committing genocide in Xinjiang, Reuters reported.

The Biden administration may even "chuckle to themselves" because they do not need to make the announcement showing a tough stance against China, Jia said, noting economic sanctions, political sanctions on Chinese officials and public smears are about to continue. 

Given the Biden administration's overall strategy to repair and enhance relations with allies, Jia also predicted that the new administration will try to woo Western countries to join its coercion on China over Xinjiang.

Experts warned that given that China would not compromise on issues of its core interests, including the Xinjiang region, the Biden administration should also be aware that the continuous use of Xinjiang topics to pressure China would do no good for bilateral ties which have hit a nadir.