Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. （Photo/fmprc.gov.cn）
Fabrications used in an attempt to destroy China by the United States and other Western countries have actually destroyed the image of the U.S. in the eyes of Chinese people, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday.
The rumors about China also enabled the Chinese people to stand in greater solidarity as they have seen the true colors of the U.S. and some Western countries, Zhao added.
The spokesman made the remarks at a regular news briefing in Beijing, echoing the opinion from an eight-article special report "Xinjiang: China's Western Frontier in the Heart of Eurasia", published from November 2020 to March 2021 by the Australian Alert Service, a weekly publication of the Australian Citizens Party.
The report said that some anti-China forces in the West, including in the U.S., have supported separatist and terrorist activities in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region for geopolitical purposes.
"I've noticed the report, which pointed out that after the end of Cold War, the U.S. and other Western countries played the Xinjiang card to support separatists and terrorist forces to destabilize the region," Zhao said.
According to the report, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and its allies have created a lot of false information about the so-called repression of the Uygur people in Xinjiang, and coordinated with mainstream Western media to spread the fake information.
As Thursday marks the sixth National Security Education Day in China, Zhao said that he believed that every Chinese citizen will be able to easily see through the lies and eventually form an invincible wall to safeguard China's national security.
"The U.S. attempt to destabilize Xinjiang and China is doomed to fail," he said.