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.
After announcing joint "cooperation" with China on climate change, John Kerry chuckles when pressed on China's use of slave labor to build solar panels:
"Not my lane" pic.twitter.com/e3NdUe6if9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 11, 2021
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.
John Kerry on the Biden administration's lack of focus on the Uyghur genocide In China: "Life is always full of tough choices." pic.twitter.com/nANK9by1zh
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2021
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.