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· Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on China's Policy in Xinjiang(2019-08-07)
· Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Answers to Reporters regarding Ambassador Liu Xiaoming's Meeting with FCO Permanent Under-Secretary MacDonald(2019-07-04)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments Hong Kong(2019-07-03)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on China-Africa co-operation(2019-03-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its Article on the Belt and Road Cooperation Between China and the Maldives(2019-03-07)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist about the Latter's Comment on Huawei(2019-02-25)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its editorial on Huawei(2019-02-15)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of China-Sri Lanka co-operation(2018-12-29)
· Hangzhou City Administration Department has refuted "rumour of dog abuse"(2018-11-21)
· Chinese Embassy spokesperson's remarks(2018-10-26)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of "debt-trap" diplomacy(2018-10-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Guardian on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China-Pakistan Relations and Xinjiang(2018-10-15)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China's Policies on Ethnic Affairs and Religion(2018-09-08)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times:Attempts to discredit BRI are doomed to fail(2018-08-30)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Guardian on its report on Chinese enterprises' production and use of CFC-11(2018-08-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on South China Sea(2018-07-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on Xinjiang(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on airlines changing website wording in reference to Taiwan(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Dominican Republic(2018-05-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Daily Telegraph on the latter's unjustified comments(2018-03-27)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian on unjustified comments by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office(2018-03-23)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Policies Towards Africa and on Ethnic Minorities(2018-03-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's remarks on Heathrow duty free discrimination against Chinese passengers(2018-02-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the M503 air route(2018-01-31)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Foreign Policy(2018-01-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on China's policy towards Cambodia(2017-09-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian:China's eco projects keep "roof of the world" pure and beautiful(2017-09-04)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on rule of law in Hong Kong(2017-08-29)
· China's Cyber Security Law is not aimed at limiting market access for foreign companies(2017-06-13)
· Participation of Taiwan in the activities of international organizations must be dealt with in accordance with the one-China policy(2017-06-12)
· The Guardian Published a Letter by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on China's Policy on Tibet(2016-11-11)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Guardian's Articles on Hailong 1 Wave-power Generating Device(2016-11-04)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· The Daily Telegraph Published a Letter by the Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on Chinese Economy(2015-09-02)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Financial Times Publishing Advertisement against One China policy(2014-10-20)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-09-09)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Times' Article on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-07-17)
· Spokesperson's Remarks on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Meeting with Opposition Figures of Hong Kong and the Public Evidence Session on UK's Relations with Hong Kong by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons(2014-07-17)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Groundless Accusations against China in the Economist(2014-03-23)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Reports in the Financial Times on Kunming Terrorist Attack(2014-03-07)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Commentary in the Observer on Innovation and the Intellectual Property Protection in China(2013-09-24)
· Chinese Embassy Responds to the Leading Article in the Times on Ivory and Wildlife Protection in China
· Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on UK parliamentary committee report related to Huawei(2013-06-13)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations Against China of the Lack of Press and Artistic Freedom(2013-05-21)
· Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's remarks on China-UK Relationship
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations against China over the Case of Ai Weiwei
Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on China's Policy in Xinjiang
2019/08/07

The embassy spokesperson has made the following remarks with regard to The Guardian’s recent comment that is inconsistent with the facts of China’s policy in Xinjiang:

As a country under the rule of law, China takes firm legal actions against religious extremism and terrorism, from which Xinjiang and some other Chinese regions have suffered deeply.

Facts have shown that religious extremism is the breeding ground for terrorism because it incites hatred towards “believers of other faiths or pagans”. The education and training measures taken by the local government of Xinjiang has not only effectively prevented the infiltration of extremist ideas and helped those led astray to find their way back but also provided them with employment training in order to build a better life.

The vocational training centres fully guarantee personal freedom of the trainees, who could go home regularly and ask for leave to take care of their children. If a couple are both trainees, their minor children are usually cared for by their relatives, and the local government helps take good care of the children. There are many examples around the world which show that if people infected with extremist ideas are not intervened in a timely manner, they may pass on such ideas to their children, which harms the rights and interests of children.

In Xinjiang, normal religious activities are protected by the Chinese law, and freedom of religious belief are fully respected and protected in accordance with the law.

For example, there are 24,400 mosques in Xinjiang -- more mosques per person than in many other parts of the world. Xinjiang has an average of one mosque for every 530 believers, far more than the average number of mosques for the muslim population in the UK (one mosque for more than 2,200 people).

Thanks to such policies, Xinjiang has achieved rapid development in recent years, and local people of all ethnic groups are living and working in harmony and stability. There have been no terrorist attacks in Xinjiang for 30 months. In 2017 the local GDP surpassed RMB 1 trillion -- up 7.6% and growing faster than the national GDP. Southern Xinjiang was the first in China to roll out 14-year free education. These notable achievements manifest China's successful policy in Xinjiang.

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