China urges US to stop interfereing in China’s internal affairs

KUWAIT, China urged the US on Tuesday to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, after the US Department of Commerce announced that it would add 28 Chinese organizations.

Quoted by China news agency (Xinhua) a Foreign Ministry spokesperson urged the US side to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would add 28 Chinese organizations to its entity list.

“Xinjiang affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and brook no interference from any country,” spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing.

Geng said that the United States’ actions of adding 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List and constricting the export of items severely violate the basic norms governing international relations, interfere in China’s internal affairs and undermine China’s interests.

China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, he said.

There is no so-called “human rights issue” in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the United States’ accusations are merely excuses deliberately created to interfere in China’s internal affairs, he said.

The purpose of anti-terrorism and de-radicalization measures in Xinjiang is to prevent extremism and terrorism from the root, which accords with China’s laws as well as international practice, according to Geng.

“China will continue to take firm and forceful measures to resolutely safeguard sovereignty, security and development interests,” Shuang added.

Earlier, the US the Department of Commerce announced in a statement that it will add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the so-called “Entity List (blacklist) for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States.” The statement noted, “this action constricts the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to entities that have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in China’s campaign targeting Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).”

Source: Kuwait News Agency