Climate Envoy Kerry chuckles when pressed about China’s use of slave labor to build solar panels

John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate speaks immediately after a press conference given by China's Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow has entered its second week as leaders from around the world, are gathering in Scotland's biggest city, to lay out their vision for addressing the common challenge of global warming. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate speaks immediately after a press conference given by China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow has entered its second week as leaders from around the world, are gathering in Scotland’s biggest city, to lay out their vision for addressing the common challenge of global warming. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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UPDATED 6:24 AM PT – Friday, November 12, 2021

The Biden administration continues to justify focusing on so-called climate change while ignoring genocide. While speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit, Climate Envoy John Kerry touted the United State’s budding relationship with China.

” I’m pleased to announce that we will work together to limit methane, methane emissions, a greenhouse gas up to 80 times more destructive, more potent than CO2,” he stated. “This is a climate crisis. It’s perhaps one of the most compelling issues we face as a planet, if not the most. I would say it is the most right now and I think that what we’re doing is the responsible thing to do.”

However, when Kerry was pressed about genocide in China, such as the use of forced labor in the Xinjiang province to build solar panels, he dismissed concerns.

Kerry has developed a reputation for dodging questions about human rights violations in China. Most notably, during a televised interview last September when Bloomberg’s David Westin asked Kerry if he puts climate change concerns ahead of human rights violations in the communist country.

In January 2021, the State Department declared that China has committed genocide, which has involved forced labor, torture, rape and the sterilization of millions of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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