China's Permanent Representative to the UN Zhang Jun has refuted as "baseless" the comments on Xinjiang made by the US and other countries during a meeting attended by Pakistan and Russia.
"The US and a few other countries made groundless accusations against China, which is gross interference in China's internal affairs and deliberate provocation of confrontation," Zhang told a meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, also known as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee.
"China firmly opposes and rejects it," Xinhua quoted Zhang as saying at the meeting, where more than 30 countries, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Cuba and Nicaragua were present and hailed China.
"Xinjiang's preventive measures of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization are based on law and consistent with the will of the people. This is not about human rights and has nothing to do with racial discrimination," he said.
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