China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday refuted the "baseless" comments on Xinjiang made by the United States and some other countries.
"The United States and a few other countries made groundless accusations against China, which is gross interference in China's internal affairs and deliberate provocation of confrontation," Zhang told a meeting of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, also known as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee.
"China firmly opposes and rejects it," Zhang said.
"Xinjiang's preventive measures of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization are based on law and consistent with the will of the people. This is not about human rights and has nothing to do with racial discrimination," he said.
"People of the world see the truth and have their own judgment. China wants to tell the United States and other countries not to confront the international community and not to go any further on the wrong path," said the envoy.
"No force can stop the Chinese people and Chinese nation forging ahead. China will certainly enjoy an even better future," he added.
Also at the meeting, more than 30 countries, including Pakistan, Russia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Cuba and Nicaragua, made speeches praising China's tremendous efforts and achievements in promotion and protection of human rights.
They gave support to China's counter-terrorism measures in Xinjiang and expressed opposition to some countries' practice of using human rights to provoke confrontation and to interfere in internal affairs of other countries.