The western region of China, where most of the Chinese concentration camps are located, is the area with the highest air pollution in the world, according to the Indian media, Business Standard.

According to the WHO definition, Particulate Matter (PM) “is a common proxy indicator for air pollution. It affects more people than any other pollutant. The major components of PM are sulfate, nitrates, ammonia, sodium chloride, black carbon, mineral dust and water.”

According to data from the IQAir air quality tracker that measures harmful fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, Hotan recorded an annual average rating of 110.2 µg/m³ of PM 2.5 in 2020. 

PM 2.5 refers to particles that are 2.5 microns in size or smaller and are considered especially hazardous to human health because they can pass through all of the human body’s defense barriers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

The Hotan region is located in East Turkestan, called the “Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region” by the Chinese Communist regime, which borders Central Asia. 

The Xinjiang area is home to several ethnic minorities, including the Uyghurs—Turkic-speaking Sunni Muslims who culturally see themselves as closer to Central Asian nations than China. However, for defending their beliefs, language, and customs, they are constantly subjected to brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Since 2017, an estimated 1 to 3 million people from these ethnic minorities have been locked up in CCP concentration camps and subjected to slave labor under all kinds of torture and abuse. 

According to a report last year, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) analyzed satellite images which revealed 380 suspected internment camp facilities, which the CCP calls’ re-education centers’, built or expanded since last year. 

Numerous testimonies report that these concentration camps also house practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa). Since 1999 they have suffered relentless persecution, including forced organ harvesting for sale in a lucrative illegal market. 

The media Breitbart mentions the scant pressure exerted by U.S. environmentalists concerning China’s scandalous air pollution figures. Even the most radical have persisted in relating the high pollution rates to a problem of discrimination, promoting the term “environmental racism” to explain the phenomenon.

For example, leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) cited studies that allegedly suggest that “black and Hispanic families are disproportionately affected by air pollution caused by white people.”

“Environmental injustice is the result of decades of discrimination and environmental racism compounding in communities that have been overlooked for too long,” the senator said

Citing 2020 IQAir data, Al Jazeera media reported on Nov. 22 that “India had 46 of the world’s 100 most polluted cities, followed by China (42), Pakistan (6), Bangladesh (4), Indonesia (1) and Thailand (1).” 

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