Middle Eastern, African officials condemn U.S. interference in China’s internal affairs

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EYEAFRICA TV: Washington D.C., USA: Officials from the Middle East and Africa have expressed support for the Chinese government and its handling of internal affairs, and condemned Western interference in Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN).

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called “Uygur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019” on Tuesday local time.

In addition, the U.S. Congress passed the Hong Kong-related act on November 19 and U.S. President Donald Trump signed it into law on November 27. The act tries to condone Hong Kong rioters’ atrocities and further pile up pressure on the Chinese government.

Mohammad Mahdi Tinai Tehrani, second deputy for international affairs of the Islamic Motalefeh Party of Iran, said that those acts are aimed to sabotage China’s stability.

“The United States itself has a very bad record on human rights. How can it use human rights as an excuse to interfere with others? It thinks American laws are above international norms. This kind of double-standard behavior is really irresponsible and ridiculous. Its excuse for interfering in Hong Kong was human rights, its excuse for interfering in Xinjiang is ethnic and religious rights. They’re all to sabotage China’s stability,” said Tehrani.

Mohsen Kazemeini, commander of the Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, also shared his insights of the U.S. intention in interfering in other countries’ internal affairs.

“Ever since China became the world’s second largest economy, Washington has seen it as a growing threat. The U.S. uses so-called democracy and freedom as a front, uses its advantages in new media and social media to launch a war of press and psychology. They don’t really care about the so-called human rights issue in Hong Kong. They have their own agenda and that is to obstruct China’s development,” said Kazemeini.

Sergio Pantie, a political council member at the Mozambique Liberation Front, expressed his support for decisions made by China’s central government.

“Mozambique supports the one-China principle and the ‘one country, two systems’ policy. We support China’s rights to guard its sovereignty and handle its internal affairs. I believe the Chinese people are fully capable to solving their own problems,” said Pantie.

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