Cheng Jingye also says detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun’s rights are being protectedChina’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarceration as a deradicalisation measure.At a rare press conference at the Chinese embassy in Canberra, Cheng Jingye claimed the mass detention in Xinjiang province had “nothing to do with human rights, nothing to do with religion” and was “no different” from other countries’ counter-terrorism measures. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/19/chinas-ambassador-to-australia-says-reports-of-detention-of-1m-uighurs-fake-news
Author : Paul Karp
Publish date : 2019-12-19 01:46:12
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