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Senior Chinese official opposes, condemns U.S. interference in China's internal affairs

(Xinhua)    08:25, December 09, 2019

BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, held a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday.

Noting that the United States had allowed the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019" to become law and the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress to pass the so-called "Uygur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019," Yang said U.S. officials have repeatedly made statements that distort and attack China's political system and internal and external policies.

Those are gross interference in China's internal affairs and a serious violation of the international law, the basic norms of international relations and the will of the Chinese and U.S. people as well as the international community, Yang said.

"China firmly opposes and strongly condemns these acts," he said.

Over the past 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, great achievements which have attracted worldwide attention have been made, Yang said, adding that it is under the leadership of the CPC that the Chinese people have found a path of development suited to China's national conditions.

The Chinese people have a high degree of confidence in their own development path, theory, system and culture and will unswervingly follow their own development path, and no force can stop the Chinese people from marching forward, Yang said.

China's determination to defend national sovereignty, security and development interests is unwavering and no one should expect China to swallow anything that undermines its own interests, Yang said.

Yang said that China urges the U.S. side to come to a clear assessment of the situation, correct its mistakes and immediately stop slandering China and interfering in China's internal affairs.

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