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Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on so-called "Uyghur Tribunal"
2021/10/12

Question: The "witness cost" of the so-called "Uyghur Tribunal" and the share among the "witnesses" were recently exposed on foreign social media platforms. What is your comment?

Spokesperson: I have noticed relevant reports, which also show that among the 100,700-pound total expenditure, the biggest share of 43,000 pounds went to an "anonymous witness" with the surname of Wang. The man, claiming to be an ex-police sent to investigate separatist activities in Xinjiang in 2018, has spread a large amount of disinformation on Xinjiang. This man changed his identity in a CNN report and gave himself the surname Jiang. Even CNN admits that it cannot independently verify his statement. At the 57th press conference on Xinjiang-related issues by the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the spokesperson for the regional government said the man's remarks were lies in plain sight.

China has stressed many times that the so-called "tribunal" was funded by the "World Uyghur Congress", a violent, terrorist and separatist organization, and used by a handful of anti-China forces to deceive and mislead the public. It has no legal qualifications and lacks credibility. If the reports you mentioned are true, then it is further proof that the so-called "tribunal" is out-and-out a machine churning out lies. These anti-China forces would even hire liars and buy lies, which indicates that they leave no stones unturned to stir up trouble in Xinjiang and smear China.

Lies, even if repeated a thousand times, are still lies. For all the clowns' efforts in plotting and manoeuvring, the farce has attracted a very small audience and the lies have received little echo. This shows the international community no longer believes in the disinformation they spread and has begun to detest such practice. Xinjiang will enjoy even greater development, and the appeals of the international community for an objective and fair-minded perception of China's policy in Xinjiang will grow even stronger.

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