Beijing hails Pakistan’s support on Xinjiang, HK

BEIJING: China highly appreciates the outright support extended by Pakistan and other countries on the issues relating to Xinjiang and Hong Kong. This was stated by Hua Chunying, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry at a weekly news briefing.
In a statement, she said ” during the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 75th UN General Assembly held from October 5 to 8, more than 70 countries have voiced their support on China’s relevant positions. By far, 57 countries have co-signed a joint statement on Hong Kong-related issues and 48 countries have made a similar joint statement on Xinjiang. Pakistan and Cuba have spoken on behalf of these countries in support of China’s formulation and implementation of the law on safeguarding national security in the HKSAR, believing that it will ensure the steady and successful implementation of “one country, two systems”, maintain the HKSAR’s prosperity and stability, and ensure a safe environment for Hong Kong residents’ exercise of legitimate rights and freedom.
These countries commended China’s measures taken in accordance with law in Xinjiang to combat terrorism and radicalization and protect the human rights for all ethnic groups. They expressed their firm opposition to politicization of human rights issues, application of double standards, groundless accusations against China, and unjustified interference in China’s internal affairs. We want to express our appreciation to Pakistan and all these countries for speaking out for justice. Their support once again proved that justice will always prevail and a small number of western countries who attempted to smear China under the pretext of Hong Kong and Xinjiang issues failed again. – Agencies