- Title: China foreign ministry says U.S. "lies" on Xinjiang will "crumble"
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG ARRIVING AT REGULAR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: â€œThe Chinese side expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the United States and other relevant parties who disregard China's opposing (stance) and insist on sponsoring a so-called Xinjiang human rights crisis group discussion under the guise of religious human rights. They stigmatized and discredited China's governing policies in Xinjiang and interfered with China's internal affairs. I emphasize here, the Xinjiang issue is not about human rights but about countering separatism and terrorism." MEDIA SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "All this malicious slander coming from the U.S. and other countries is futile. Their lies will crumble in the face of fact and truth." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 11:04
- Keywords: Xinjiang China U.S. human rights U.N.
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY5M2PZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday (September 25) that it strongly opposed U.S. "lies," after the United States led more than 30 countries in condemning what it called China's "horrific campaign of repression" against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang on the sidelines of the U.N. Tuesday (September 24).
The United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained in what China describes as "vocational training centres" to stamp out extremism and give people new skills.
China's Foreign Ministry denounced the U.S. move.
"The Xinjiang issue is not about human rights but about countering separatism and terrorism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing.
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