Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks

Q: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute said China is transferring Uighurs out of vocational education and training centers and into factories to serve as forced labor. Do you have any response to this?

A: The relevant allegation is simply baseless. It is just another fabricated and biased accusation on Xinjiang by this institution to show its allegiance to the anti-China forces in the US and smear China’s counter-terrorism and de-radicalization measures in Xinjiang.

Such measures are taken in accordance with law and have produced good outcomes and won approval and support of all ethnic groups living in Xinjiang. By far, all the students receiving education and training for de-radicalization purposes have graduated, found stable jobs with the help of the government and are living a happy life.

I need to point out that the institution you mentioned, as revealed by an article written by some in Australia, is funded by the US government and arms dealers and enthusiastic about cooking up and sensationalizing anti-China topics. It is so imbued in ideological prejudice that it can be called a “vanguard” in the anti-China campaign and its academic integrity has been called into serious question.

Once again, we urge certain organizations and individuals in Australia to stop hyping up Xinjiang-related issues. We also hope that the news media will stay vigilant, sharpen their eyes, abide by professional ethics and report their stories based on facts.

(Source: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on March 3, 2020)

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