China hits back at Pompeo's Uighur criticism

Nov 07, 2019

China hits back at Pompeo's Uighur criticism

Tokyo (Japan) Nov 7: China has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's accusation that the Chinese government is repressing the Uighur ethnic minority.
Pompeo said in a statement on Tuesday that the Chinese government has harassed, imprisoned or arbitrarily detained family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of internment camps in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. He says these Uighurs have made their stories public.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told reporters on Wednesday that the US has once again smeared China's Xinjiang policy and made fact-distorting comments. He said China deplores and firmly opposes that.
Geng insisted that China provides education and training opportunities for those affected by extremist and terrorist ideologies to return to society and normal life.
He expressed hope that US politicians will reject bias and double standards and stop using Xinjiang-related issues to attack China.
Source: NHK World