CHINA People with common sense should firmly fight fake news about Xinjiang: spokesperson

CHINA

People with common sense should firmly fight fake news about Xinjiang: spokesperson

Xinhua

22:47, April 01, 2020


Members of a delegation of UN envoys get manicures at a vocational school in Hotan, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Aug 30, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday called on individuals with common sense to resist fake news about China's Xinjiang policy.

Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a press briefing when asked to comment on a report by The Grayzone, a US independent news website, suggesting that a recent accusation on China's "forced labor" program in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was actually initiated by a US-backed Australian organization.

"It showed that certain people were doing their business with hidden agendas," the spokesperson said.

The website also said that the report has presented "no original evidence" from workers in the so-called "forced labor" program. Still, it cited anonymous "testimonies" from an "obscure, far-right" online blog of religious fanatics.

"People with common sense and the sense of justice should all distinguish right from wrong, and work together to firmly fight fake news like this," Hua said.

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