|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks|
Q: Recently some foreign media vilified the measures to fight terrorism and crimes in Xinjiang when they reported the review of China’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination at the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. What’s your response?
A: The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) reviewed China’s report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Geneva on August 10 and 13, 2018. The Chinese delegation expounded on the new progress China has made in protecting the rights and interests of the ethnic minorities, and the CERD recognized what China has done and achieved for the implementation of the Convention.
Certain anti-China forces have made unwarranted charges against China for political purposes, and a few overseas media smeared China’s measures to fight terrorism and crimes in Xinjiang through their distorted reports of the CERD review, which is out of ulterior motives. Xinjiang enjoys social stability, economic growth and harmonious coexistence of ethnic groups. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang cherish their peaceful and prosperous life. Any rumor and slander will turn out to be futile.