World China foreign ministry says planned U.N. event on Xinjiang an insult
China State Media Slams West's 'Potent and Malicious Attack' on 'Beautiful Uyghur Autonomous Region'
The main state newspaper released a report on its findings about "lies" from the U.S. and other countries on the region.The "beautiful" Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has "long been portrayed as the darkest place in the world," according to the People's Daily.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday that an event planned by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang was an insult.
China has said the organizers of the virtual U.N. event, which is due to be held Wednesday, use "human rights issues as a political tool to interfere in China's internal affairs", and has urged other member states not to attend.
Hua made the remarks at a daily news conference in Beijing.
(Reporting by Daviod Kirton; Writing by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Alex Richardson)
Mosques disappear as China strives to 'build a beautiful Xinjiang' .
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