China’s NPC opposes US 2021 funding bills interfering in Xinjiang, Tibet, HK and Taiwan affairs
Published: Dec 30, 2020 10:13 AM

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China's National People's Congress (NPC) Foreign Affairs Committee strongly condemns and opposes the US' 2021 fiscal year funding bills, in which it crams negative articles on China's Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet issues harming China's national interests, according to a statement made by the committee on Tuesday. 

US President Donald Trump reportedly signed massive government spending bills on Commerce-Justice-Science, Defense, Financial Services and Homeland Security on Sunday, however, with many of the contents related to China's domestic affairs regarding its Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet regions. 

The NPC's Tuesday statement said that China has lodged solemn representations to the US on the bills several times but the US remained tied to its cold war mentality, ideas of a zero-sum game and bias against China and insisted to slip contents on China's regions into its funding bills, which interfere with China's domestic affairs and severely infringe upon China's national interests.

The statement said that with great help from the Central Government and people across the country and efforts made by people in Tibet, the region has made great achievements in economic and social development. People's living standards and the ecological environment have been greatly improved. 

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The rights for religious freedom of people from all ethnic groups in Tibet have been protected by the Constitution and laws; religious affairs have been arranged in accordance with laws; temples and the rights of Buddhist believers have been protected.

"Our problem with the Dalai clique is not on ethnic grounds, not on religion and not on human rights; it is about the fundamental principle of national sovereignty and territory. Some US politicians ignore these facts and maliciously slander China's policies in Tibet, which show their attempt to use Tibet to interfere with China's internal affairs and contain China," read the statement. 

The statement also mentioned that the US' funding bills openly support separatists in Taiwan in addition to slandering China's efforts in safeguarding stability and prosperity in its Xinjiang and Hong Kong regions.

The US' attempts to use certain affairs to disrupt China's development and security would never succeed and China's resolution to safeguard its sovereignty, security and development remains firm.

"We strongly urge the US to stop using certain affairs to interfere with China's domestic affairs and not implement negative articles in the bills related to China," read the statement. 

Global Times