CHINA Chinese FM rejects groundless criticism of Xinjiang, Hong Kong issues

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Chinese FM rejects groundless criticism of Xinjiang, Hong Kong issues

Xinhua

14:05, September 27, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that any comments on issues related to China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) should be based on facts.

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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (1st L, front) attends a meeting with foreign affairs officials from the European Union (EU), Iran, Russia, France, Germany and Britain, at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

China does not accept any groundless criticism, Wang said in response to questions raised by Reuters on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Wang stressed that Xinjiang has not had any violent incident over the three years since the region took preventive counter-terrorism and de-radicalization measures.

People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, including the Uygur people, applaud the achievement, he said, adding that people should not turn a blind eye to the fact and make irresponsible remarks.

As for Hong Kong, the problem now is that some rioters have been seriously violating the rule of law and frantically destroying public facilities, said Wang.

He called on all parties to support the HKSAR government in stopping violence and restoring the rule of law as soon as possible, instead of sending out wrong signals to encourage the criminals.

This is the objective as well as a just approach, Wang added.

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