‘US should stop interfering in China’s internal affairs’

8 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, according to a report by state TV.

Citing the passing of the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, Yang said the United States had seriously violated international relations, and urged Washington to “correct its mistakes” and “immediately stop interfering in China’s internal affairs”, reports Reuters

The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday requiring a stronger response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority.

UN experts and activists say China has detained possibly one million Uighurs in mass detention camps in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west.