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Post time 2019-9-25 14:31:38 |Display all floors
(Xinhua) China regrets to see the United States using religious freedom as a cover to wantonly criticize other sovereign countries by disrespecting and distorting facts, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Delegation to the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Girls of the Uighur ethnic group wear traditional attire with miniature Chinese national flags on their faces in Kashgar, western edge of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. [File Photo: IC]

On Monday, the United States held a "global call" on "protecting religious freedom" at the UN headquarters. At this event, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attacked religious freedom in many countries, including China.

The U.S. State Department also announced in a statement that U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will hold a meeting regarding Xinjiang on Tuesday.

The spokesperson said the United Nations is a solemn platform for the international community to uphold fairness and justice.

U.S. attempts that take advantage of the UN platform to interfere in other countries' internal affairs violate the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and run counter to the UN spirit for dialogue and cooperation, and thus will produce no effect whatsoever, said the spokesperson.

Nor will they get support from the majority of countries, added the spokesperson.

The spokesperson said respecting and protecting religious freedom has been explicitly enshrined in China's Constitution. When it comes to issues relating to Xinjiang, the Chinese government and people of all ethnic groups living in Xinjiang are in the best position to judge.

The issues concerning Xinjiang are not "a matter of ethnicity, religion or human rights, but a matter of fighting violent terrorism and separatism," the spokesperson added.

Almost 1,000 foreign diplomats and journalists as well as officials from international organizations have visited Xinjiang. They have seen with their own eyes the significant effects of the preventive counter-terrorism and de-radicalization measures taken by the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the spokesperson.

Far from undermining local residents' religious freedom, these measures are important contributions to the international counter-terrorism cause, said the spokesperson.

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Post time 2019-9-26 05:43:00 |Display all floors
"Far from undermining local residents' religious freedom, these measures are important contributions to the international counter-terrorism cause"

Religious freedom is not the same as terrorism. As the writer quotes beforehand this is not "a matter of ethnicity, religion or human rights, but a matter of fighting violent terrorism and separatism". So that means that the government can crack down on religious freedoms and that this has nothing to do with terrorism and separatism. If the government seeks to attack the "international counter-terrorism cause" then that obviously should have no connection with "local" Chinese people.

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Post time 2019-9-26 09:38:15 |Display all floors


Greenbacks of US, as its paper bill currency is named due to lack of ink for printing during Civil War; only to print on one side of the paper note and 'IN GOD WE TRUST' to show the world that US is religious but only to destroy belief of others if it is different!






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Post time 2019-9-28 07:49:34 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2019-9-26 09:38
Greenbacks of US, as its paper bill currency is named due to lack of ink for printing during Civil ...

Chinese currency clearly shows the face of god on the most wanted 100 rmb notes.

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Post time 2019-9-28 21:48:54 |Display all floors
There are 4200 religions in the world today. Twelve of them are classed as "major religions": Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. China only officially recognizes five of the 4200: Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism. If you only allow your citizens to openly practice 5/4200 (or 1/840th) of the world's religions ... you do not have religious freedom.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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Post time 2019-9-29 13:30:08 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2019-9-28 21:48
There are 4200 religions in the world today. Twelve of them are classed as "major religions": Baha'i ...

Which country officially practises 4200 religions?

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Post time 2019-9-29 13:31:11 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2019-9-28 07:49
Chinese currency clearly shows the face of god on the most wanted 100 rmb notes.

Currencies of other countries also have their own "gods" printed on them. So what is your point?

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