Embarrassing! Hua Chunying took “black slave photo” to sour the United States, foreign media hit the face is a prison inmate photo

The well-known international brand H & M and other major manufacturers for refusing to use Xinjiang cotton, announced the termination of cooperation with Chinese factories, so that Chinese netizens dissatisfied with the boycott, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying 25 refuted the Xinjiang “forced labor” argument, but also took out a black and white photo, claiming that it is the past U.S. black slaves picking cotton photos, criticizing the United States is only “forced labor”, but the U.S. media found that Hua Chunying took out the “black slaves” photo, in fact, is the 20th century U.S. prison inmates photo.

In order to support the Xinjiang cotton, Hua Chunying 25 in the regular press conference took out a black and white photo claiming that “this is then in the United States black slaves were forced to pick photos in the cotton fields,” and then took out another color photo saying: “This is what I can see on the Internet, ask colleagues to help me type out. The scene in China’s cotton fields, more than 40 percent of which have been mechanized for picking.” Attempting to prove that “forced labor does not exist in China.

But Newsweek reported that the black-and-white photos Hua produced were not of black slaves picking cotton in the United States, but of Danny Lyon, a well-known photographer who spent one year and two months at Ferguson, Texas, as the official photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a student civil rights organization. The photo was taken at Ferguson Unit Prison in Texas over a two-month period.

According to the newspaper, the photo has nothing to do with slavery at all, but simply reflects the working and living conditions of the inmates, hoping to arouse the attention of society and defend the rights of black people.

Radio Free Asia also mentioned that Hua Chunying’s body language betrayed her when she used the photo to refute “forced labor” in Xinjiang, signs that seemed to reveal that her argument was untenable: “Do you believe what she said?”