China 'indignant' at US ban on Xinjiang exports

China | 23 Sep 2020 10:38 pm

China hit back Wednesday at a U.S. move to ban imports from northwest China's Xinjiang over claims of so-called forced labor, saying it will continue to take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies, state media reports.

"China expresses strong indignation and firm opposition, and had already made stern representations to the U.S.," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a regular press briefing.

Wang's remarks came after the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly  on Tuesday in favor of the ban.

Xinjiang affairs are purely China's internal affairs, said Wang, adding that the so-called forced labor issue is a completely fabricated lie by certain Western organizations and individuals.

 

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