China says it opposes US using Xinjiang to interfere in its affairs

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China said on Wednesday that it resolutely opposes the United States using the Xinjiang issue to interfere in its internal affairs, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the region.

Police officers check the identity cards of a people as security forces keep watch in a street in K

FILE PHOTO: Police officers check the identity cards of a people as security forces keep watch in a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that it resolutely opposes the United States using the Xinjiang issue to interfere in its internal affairs, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the region.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina)



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Asia News

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