China hits back at religion claims

Added On July 21, 2019

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang on Friday said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had slandered the religious policy and the freedom of religious belief in China at a U.S. conference on religious freedom.
Geng said the remarks of Pence and Pompeo on China were confusing the public and calling white black, adding that China has lodged solemn representations with the U.S. side.
GENG SHUANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
"Chinese people of all nationalities enjoy full freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law, and that the Chinese government protects its citizens' religious freedom and related rights. Meanwhile, the Chinese government does not allow anyone to engage in illegal and criminal activities by using religious issues."