Policy to curb terror in Xinjiang proved effective: Chinese FO


BEIJING: The measures carried out in China’s Xinjiang region have effectively curbed the rising and frequent occurrences of violent terrorist activities, safeguarded national unity and security to the greatest extent possible.
These measures helped protecting the fundamental rights of the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, including their rights to life, health and development, this was stated by a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian while responding to a question about Uygur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, recently signed by US President Trump
The spokesperson said “Over the past three years and more, there has not been a single violent terrorist case in Xinjiang. People of different ethnic groups and religious beliefs in Xinjiang live together as equals, enjoy unity and harmony, and lead a peaceful and stable life. China’s policy in Xinjiang has been positively recognized across the international community.
Terrorism and extremism are common enemies of human society. Countries’ efforts in fighting terrorism and extremism should not be judged by different yardsticks, still less deliberately distorted in violation of international justice and human conscience.The so-called Act of the US side, by disregarding facts and distorting truth, seeks to stigmatize Xinjiang’s measures against terrorism, separatism and radicalization, and applies double standards on counter-terrorism.
The Act further reveals the ill intention of the US side to undermine China’s sovereignty and security, sow discord among the ethnic groups in China, harm Xinjiang’s prosperity and stability, and contain China’s development. We warn the US side that Xinjiang affairs are purely China’s internal affairs that allow no foreign interference.–Agencies