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U.S Climate envoy downplays Uyghur genocide in favor of "his lane."

by Admin - Sep 25, 2021 0 Comment

 

U.S Climate envoy downplays Uyghur genocide in favor of "his lane."

 

By Uyghurian

 

Sep25, 2021

 

On Wednesday, John Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, downplayed the Uyghur genocide in favor of his main task: climate change.

 

In response to the question "What is the mechanism by which one trades off climate against human rights?" asked by David West with Bloomberg, Kerry says, "Well, life is always full of tough choices and the relationship between nations."

 

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., questioned Kerry earlier this year if he had mentioned slave labor with China's climate change ambassador, prompting Kerry to answer, "That's not my lane. My lane is very specifically is to try and get the Chinese to move what we need to do with respect to the climate itself."