China urges US not to politicize religion,interfere in internal affairs

Added On July 24, 2019

Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks on Monday when asked to comment on the U.S. move to set up an international alliance on religious freedom with related countries at an international religious freedom conference.
Geng said that the U.S. slandering of China's religious policy and religious freedom at the conference was met with opposition by all Chinese.
"The establishment of the alliance was nothing but a tool for the United States to use a religious excuse to promote its own values and intervene in other countries' internal affairs, which would be opposed by most nations in the world. We urge the United States to respect facts, discard prejudice and stop politicizing religion and interfering in other countries' internal affairs."
Geng said that recently, nearly 100 intellectuals and religious figures in China's Xinjiang jointly sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing strong indignation to his irresponsible remarks on Xinjiang, adding that a number of Chinese religious associations have also strongly condemned the remarks.
Noting that the U.S. move has aroused objection and opposition from many countries, Geng said many countries refused to attend the conference.