This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Hua Chunying.
“This document deliberately discredits the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, denigrates China’s efforts to combat terrorism and radicalization, is a malicious attack on the administrative policy of the Chinese government, and seriously violates international law and the basic principles of international relations,” she said. commenting on the American bill.
The diplomat added that this region is not about human rights, nationality and religion, but about the fight against terrorism.
“We urge the United States to immediately correct its mistakes and prevent the adoption of the aforementioned Xinjiang bill, as well as stop exploiting this problem to interfere in China’s internal affairs. The PRC will respond further in accordance with the development of the situation, ”Hua Chunying said in a statement.
Earlier, the House of Representatives approved the bill on the rights of Uyghurs, which was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio.
According to the document, various US government bodies should report to the Congress on the attitude of the Chinese authorities to the Uyghurs in the region, including on the issues of "security of the Uyghur population."
In October, the U.S. Department of Commerce put 28 Chinese organizations on the sanctions list due to the situation with the Uyghurs in China.
Also, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials.