China welcomes people from all over the world to visit Xinjiang, said a spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin.
He told reporters here at a news briefing, that over the past years, more than 1,200 diplomats, journalists and religious personnel from over 100 countries visited Xinjiang and saw the region with their eyes, knowing that what they witnessed was entirely different from some Western media reports.
He said, China welcomes the EU officials and EU member states’ diplomats stationed in China to visit Xinjiang, and has extended multiple invitations and made meticulous arrangements to satisfy their request to the best extent, showing the maximum sincerity and flexibility.
Regrettably, however, the EU side has been postponing the visit, raising unreasonable demands and even asking to see criminals sentenced for engagement in separatist activities.
It made us feel that the EU side doesn’t have the interest in visiting Xinjiang if China doesn’t take orders from it.
This is apparently a provocation that neglects Chinese laws and interferes in China’s judicial sovereignty.
Xinjiang’s door is wide open to the world, and China’s invitation and sincerity remain unchanged. However, the visiting delegation shouldn’t be an “investigation task force” with the presumption of guilt.—INP