Zhao Lijian said that the issues related to Xinjiang are not human rights, ethnic and religious issues, but anti violence, terrorism and anti secession issues. Xinjiangs anti-terrorism documentary, with specific cases and clear facts, illustrates the necessity of Xinjiangs anti-terrorism and de extreme work, and shows Chinas great efforts to this end. The anti-terrorism and de extreme efforts adopted by the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are reasonable and legal, effectively curbing the frequent occurrence of terrorist activities. For three and a half years in a row, there has been no violent terrorist cases in Xinjiang, and the right to life, health and development of people of all ethnic groups has been guaranteed to the greatest extent. The international community has generally made positive comments on the policies of the Chinese government.
Zhao Lijian said that the relevant US bills ignored the facts, maliciously attacked the Chinese governments policy of governing Xinjiang and the situation of human rights in Xinjiang, and tried to stigmatize Xinjiangs anti-terrorism, anti secession and de extremism measures. China firmly opposed that.
Xinjiang is Chinas territory, and its affairs are purely Chinas internal affairs. We are unswervingly determined to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and to safeguard the development, stability and national unity of Xinjiang. The U.S. attempts to intervene in Chinas internal affairs, discredit Chinas image, and curb Chinas development by using border related issues are doomed to fail. Zhao Lijian said.