3. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"This report just came at the right time. In the past few days, some US politicians and lawmakers have blatantly lied on Xinjiang-related issues in an arrogant manner, which forms a sharp contrast and a strong irony. It only further reveals how hypocritical and egregious the US is when it comes to the human rights issues. I wonder what the US Congress intends to do in this regard?"
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5. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"We appreciate the fair attitude of the Portuguese side. The US cracked down and blocked certain Chinese enterprises everywhere with trumped-up charges. Such flagrant hegemonic behavior has been met with firm opposition by China and other countries with a sense of justice. We all know that in the era of globalization, the principles of fairness, impartiality and non-discrimination are crucial to maintaining international rules and the order of normal economic and technological cooperation and trade. We believe that all countries will ultimately bear in mind their fundamental and long-term interests and independently make the decision and judgment that best serves the interests of themselves."
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7. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"Those slander and smear a country with a population of 1.4 billion, the world's second-largest economy, with making irresponsible remarks and blatant lies should be ashamed of their words and actions."
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9. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"The reason why we made such great achievements today is that we have found a correct development path in line with China's national conditions, that is, the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics led by the Communist Party of China. Looking at the various soap operas that are staged in the United States every day, I think that anyone of a little bit self-knowledge should carry out modest exchanges with China and learn from China's successful development experience."
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11. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"China did take countermeasures. China has been supporting the diplomatic and consular personnel from various countries, including the United States, to perform their normal duty in China, and we would like to provide necessary facilities for their normal work. In response to the US State Department 's restrictions on Chinese diplomatic staff in the US in October this year, we informed the US Embassy in China on December 4 that we would adopt a reciprocal approach against the US starting from the day. China will respond accordingly in light of the practices of the US We once again urge the US to correct its mistakes, revoke the relevant decision and provide support and convenience for Chinese diplomatic and consular staff in the US to perform their duty."
China's foreign ministry spokesperson said a New York Times report on the United States Guantanamo Bay prison shows "how hypocritical and egregious the US is when it comes to the human rights issues."
The newspaper published the drawings Wednesday by a prisoner illustrating the secret of CIA's torturing measures.
"Some US politicians and lawmakers have blatantly lied on Xinjiang-related issues in an arrogant manner," Hua Chunying said in Beijing.
"I wonder what the US Congress intends to do in this regard?"
US Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting its mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities, further straining ties after President Donald Trump last week signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong.
The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the detention of an estimated 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others in China's far west Xinjiang region, home to the predominantly Muslim minority groups.
It would require the State Department to evaluate whether Chinese officials would meet the criteria for sanctions for their roles in enacting oppressive policies.
China said it appreciates Portugal's position not to exclude Chinese companies from supplying technologies for the country's 5G network.
During his visit to Portugal this week, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned at a news conference with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva that the Chinese government will use Huawei as a back door to sensitive data.
Santos Silva said bids from 5G operators will be assessed in the light of strict Portuguese and European Union regulations and all foreign investment is welcome.
"We believe that all countries will ultimately bear in mind their fundamental and long-term interests and independently make the decision and judgment that best serves the interests of themselves," said Hua.
Hua also angrily refuted the remarks of US Senators against China's human rights violations in Xinjiang.
Jim Risch, Chairman of United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, had said that the Communist Party of China must be responsible for serious human rights violations in Xinjiang.
Senator Graham said that in the 21st century, the US will not tolerate a totalitarian regime running concentration camps for people based on their religious status.
"Those slander and smear a country with a population of 1.4 billion, the world's second largest economy, with making irresponsible remarks and blatant lies should be ashamed of their words and actions," Hua said.
Hua said that China has imposed restrictions on American diplomats that are equivalent to those the Donald Trump administration has applied to Chinese representatives in the US.
Since October, Chinese diplomats in the US have been required to notify the State Department before meeting state, local and municipal officials.
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