September 3, 2019 / 7:52 AM / 3 months ago

China says lodges stern representations to the U.S. on Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it has lodged stern representations with the United States about comments made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

Geng Shuang, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, told a daily briefing that a post Pompeo put out on Twitter was just repeating his old narratives to accuse China, and China firmly opposed it.

He did not specify what Twitter post the ministry was referring to.

Pompeo renewed a call on Twitter on Friday for China to end oppressive tactics in Xinjiang, which he said violated international norms and its own laws.

Reporting by Tom Daly and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Robert Birsel

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