China today rejected the accusation of genocide by Uighur Muslims and other minorities living in the Xinjiang region at the UN, saying it was all “slanderous attacks”, according to Reuters.
During his speech at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister, defended the state, accused of religious repression: “There are 24,000 mosques in the west, there is freedom so there is no religious oppression , neither forced labor nor genocide in Xinjiang ”, he defended.
“The door to Xinjiang is always open to everyone, in fact several citizens from multiple countries visit Xinjiang every year and learn the facts and the truth on the spot”, underlined Yi, launched the challenge: “China also welcomes the High Commissioner for Human Rights if you want to visit Xinjiang, ”he said, referring to the intentions of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who expressed a desire to visit the region to ascertain the truth.
In January, before stepping down as Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said that Beijing “is committing genocide” against Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.
China immediately reacted to what it considered to be “absurd and shameful lies”, the way it classified the US Secretary of State’s accusations.
This qualification “is just a piece of paper in our eyes,” Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted by Lusa, told reporters hours before the end of the term of US President Donald Trump.
“In recent years, Mike Pompeo has propagated countless lies and harmful ideas. This accusation of an alleged (genocide) is just one more of those absurd and blatant lies ”, accused the spokeswoman.
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