China: Cancel UN Meeting on Uyghurs

China on Monday had demanded the cancellation of upcoming video conference on Beijing’s crackdown on the Uyghur Muslim minority.

It urged the United States, Germany and Britain to cancel an upcoming video conference and called on other United Nation members not to attend the event.

China’s diplomatic mission to the United Nations said that the videoconference, scheduled for Wednesday, “is based on sheer lies and political bias.”

Beijing “urges the co-sponsors to immediately cancel this event which interferes in China’s internal affairs, and calls on other Member States to reject the event,” the statement read.

It further said that the current situation in Xinjiang is at its “best in history with stability, rapid economic development and harmonious co-existence” among people of all ethnic groups.

At the meeting on Wednesday, the ambassadors to the UN from the United States, Germany and Britain — who represent the Uyghurs — were supposed to speak, as well as the Non-governmental Organization Human Rights Watch, which co-organized the event.

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