China urged the United States on Monday to rethink its “wrong decision” to sanction a Xinjiang organization and two related people, and vowed to “fight resolutely” if Washington continues.
The US executive imposed new sanctions on the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (CPCX), which it called the “paramilitary organization”, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and two related people for allegedly relating to abuse against the Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities in the region.
“The action by the United States is a serious interference with China’s domestic affairs and a serious violation of the basic norms that govern international relations,” said Department of State Spokesman Wang Wenbin, who has noted that Beijing is “firm” against it to this decision and strongly condemned it.
According to Wang, issues related to the Xinjiang region do not relate to human rights, ethnicity, or religion, but to counter-terrorism issues. “Xinjiang’s affairs are purely China’s domestic affairs. The United States has no right or reason to interfere,” he said.