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Beijing: Pompeo's Xinjiang remarks are 'nonsense'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (pictured) said on Tuesday that United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's allegations against Beijing on human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region are "nonsense."

Speaking in a press conference, Zhao emphasized that China protects all of its minority groups' rights, and that the Uyghur population has grown significantly over the past 40 years, thus disproving US claims.

The press representative then pointed to the status of ethnic minorities in the US, claiming that they have been targeted by a widespread "systemic discrimination."

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