China warns any attempts to interfere with China's internal affairs

Added On June 13, 2019

China has refuted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks on Xinjiang and stressed that any attempts to interfere with China's internal affairs are doomed to failure.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the comments on Tuesday at a daily press conference in Beijing.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): GENG SHUANG, Foreign Ministry spokesperson
"Pompeo appeared to lack the most basic knowledge and understanding of China's Xinjiang, but this is not the point. The point is that he does not want to see a true Xinjiang. It is a matter of different nature if one ignores facts and truth, is addicted to fabricating lies and fallacies, and attempts to use human rights and religion as an excuse, to interfere with China's internal affairs. I need to remind Pompeo that his public performance fully exposes his true colors. Any attempts to interfere with China's internal affairs are destined to fail."
Geng noted that no violent and terrorist incidents have happened in Xinjiang over the past three years since the establishment of the education centers, and the security situation has significantly improved in the region.
Geng said people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang enjoyed full freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law, a fact which is obvious to all.
He noted the Uygur culture has been effectively protected and promoted, and the Uygur people in Xinjiang enjoy the right to use their own language in accordance with the law.