Remarks by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy to Australia

The ABC Four Corners program about Xinjiang on July 15 is full of lies, distortion and bias. It misleads audience with absurd logic and ridiculous conclusion by selective reporting that patched up fragmented footage and unfounded information. It is obvious that the producers and reporters of this program are utterly ignorant of China, utterly disrespect of the rule of law, utterly cold-blooded on the well-being of the people in Xinjiang. It is an extremely unprofessional and unethical production, nothing but despicable and deplorable.

In the face of threats from terrorism and religious extremism, the government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in accordance with the law, adopted a series of counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures several years ago, which won wholehearted support and applause of the Chinese people. For almost three years in a row, there was NOT a single terrorist attack.

Recently, groups of foreign diplomatic envoys, officials of international organizations and media professionals who visited Xinjiang spoke highly of the region's development and human rights protection. They concluded that China's practices in counter-terrorism and deradicalization set a GOOD EXAMPLE for the international community. Recently, ambassadors of 37 countries in Geneva, including many Muslim countries, sent a joint letter to the President of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to echo the same commendation.

We advise you to watch the following clips to find out what is truly happening in Xinjiang:

Foreign diplomats praise China during Xinjiang visit

Xinjiang development receives positive reviews from diplomats

Xinjiang Update: CGTN finds Mihrigul Tursun's claims false


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