China Islamic Association denounces U.S. House approval of Xinjiang bill

2019-12-05 CGTN Editor:Mo Hong'e

The China Islamic Association Thursday expressed strong indignation and firm opposition to the passage of a Xinjiang-related bill by the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a statement, the association slammed the U.S. for ignoring facts in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and tarnishing China's policy and human rights situation in the region.

The association urged the U.S. to respect "objective facts" and stop hurting the feelings of Chinese people by interfering in China's internal affairs in the name of religion and human rights.

Several Chinese government departments have responded to the bill, with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoning William Klein, acting charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in China.

The Uygur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response Act (UIGHUR Act) of 2019 now goes to U.S. President Donald Trump before it is signed into law.

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