China calls U.S. Uighur bill a 'smear' and severe interference

by Reuters
Friday, 29 May 2020 07:53 GMT

BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. bill proposing to sanction Chinese officials over their treatment of the Uighur minority blatantly smears China's anti-terrorism efforts and severely interferes in China's internal affairs, said China Foreign Ministry Friday.

Zhao Lijian, Foreign Ministry spokesman, also urged the U.S. to stop using the Xinjiang issue to interfere in China.

U.S. Congress sent the bill to President Donald Trump for signing Wednesday. (Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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