A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang on Wednesday rejected a US’s reports regarding human rights’ violation in Xinjiang.
China has always resolutely opposed the US side’s use of Xinjiang and religious issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
The Chinese government protects citizens’ freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law, and the people of all nationalities in China enjoy full freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law.
If the relevant reports are true, we urge the relevant parties to respect the facts, abandon prejudice and stop taking words and deeds that impair Sino-US mutual trust and cooperation, he said at a regular news briefing. Commenting on Financial Times’s report that Malaysia has cancelled three “Belt and Road” projects, which were suspended in July, the spokesperson said China-Malaysia economic and trade cooperation has always maintained a positive development momentum and brought tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Both China and Malaysia attach great importance to the “One Belt, One Road” cooperation. Malaysia is one of the first neighboring countries to support and participate in the “Belt and Road” cooperation. When Prime Minister Mahathir visited China last month, he highly praised the “Belt and Road” and believed that this initiative promoted regional exchanges and cooperation and benefited all countries in the region.