China on Tuesday strongly opposed and condemned a US decision to blacklist 28 Chinese entities and prevent them from buying US products, claiming they were linked to human rights abuses in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called on the United States, in a statement to the daily press briefing at the ministry’s headquarters on Tuesday to comment on the US decision, which included some of China’s major AI companies, to immediately correct its wrong position on China’s legitimate stand against terrorism in the country.
“The United States is using unfounded allegations as a pretext to ban Chinese entities”, he said, describing the decision as a serious violation of the basic rules governing international relations and blatant interference in China’s internal affairs, noting that measures taken by the Xinjiang region are aimed at fighting terrorism and eliminating extremism. And have the support and support of the international community”.
Geng Shuang stressed that his country will continue to take resolute measures to safeguard its security and national interests, while demanding that Washington cancel its decision and stop interfering in the internal affairs of China.
The United States has blacklisted 28 Chinese companies and prevented them from buying American products effectively, according to a report by the US Commerce Department. “The banned organizations were involved in China’s campaign targeting the Muslim Uyghur minority and the other minorities in the province”, the US Commerce Department said in a report on Xinjiang self-rule.