China hits back at ‘hypocritical’ US over religious freedom

China has hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for singling out its detention of Muslim minorities when calling for a new international body to monitor religious freedom. – EPA pic, July 19, 2019.

BEIJING today criticised US Vice-President Mike Pence and top diplomat Mike Pompeo as “hideous” and “hypocritical” after they called for religious freedom in China at a major meeting in Washington.

Secretary of State Pompeo said yesterday that Washington will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, speaking after a conference where he called China’s mass incarceration of mostly Muslim Uighurs “the stain of the century”.

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