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China rejects US criticism of its treatment of Muslim minorities

March 14, 2019 / Aljazeera

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 China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen "since the 1930s". 'Pure fabrications': China on Uighur internment camp conditions US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted abuses in Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and China in the department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, but told reporters that China was "in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations".