CHINA REJECTS US CRITICISM OF ITS TREATMENT OF MUSLIM MINORITIES

CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAID ON THURSDAY A US STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT CRITICAL OF ITS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD WAS FILLED WITH IDEOLOGICAL PREJUDICE AND GROUNDLESS ACCUSATIONS .

MICHAEL KOZAK, HEAD OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY BUREAU DESCRIBED ABUSES OF CHINA'S MUSLIM MINORITY IN THE XINJIANG REGION.

"Today, more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other Muslims are interned in re-education camps designed to erase their religious and ethnic identities," he said.
"It is one of the most serious human rights violations in the world today," he said.
"For me, you haven't seen things like this since the 1930s," he said, apparently referring to the policies of persecution in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union.
"But at least we're starting to make them realize there is a lot of international scrutiny on this," he said.

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday a US State Department report critical of its human rights record was filled with "ideological prejudice and groundless accusations". The US report slammed human rights violations in...

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