|Remark by Spokesperson of the Embassy of China in Belgium on Untrue Xinjiang-related Remarks|
Q: Some Belgian media claimed that Uyghurs in Belgium had been coerced by China. What's the comment of the Embassy?
We have noticed that in recent interviews with Belgian media, related people in Belgium claimed that Uyghurs in Belgium are under threat and pressure from China. The Chinese Embassy in Belgium solemnly declares here that the Chinese Embassy in Belgium has never intimidated Uyghur compatriots in Belgium. The remarks about coercion are groundless. They are another rumor and fake news fabricated by anti-China personnel. We condemn this.
The Uyghurs are equal members of the big family of the Chinese nation. The Chinese government has always protected the legitimate rights and interests of all overseas Chinese citizens, including Uyghurs, without discrimination. If the lawful rights and interests of compatriots of all ethnic groups in Belgium are damaged or they encounter special difficulties, they can contact the Embassy, and the Embassy will provide consular protection and assistance according to law.