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Xinjiang's door is always open, says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson


China welcomes people from all over the world to visit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Friday.

"The door to Xinjiang is always open," said Wang, adding that visitors should experience for themselves the beauty, harmony, prosperity and stability of Xinjiang.

Moiz Farooq, editor of Daily Ittehad Media Group, visited Xinjiang with a delegation of Pakistani media and think tanks last month. He said Muslims in Xinjiang enjoy all the freedom to practice their religion, adding that accusations of human rights "atrocity" by the United States and the West are completely untenable.

In response to the comments by the editor of the Pakistani media organization, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said more and more friends outside China come to visit China and share what they see there.

In 2023 alone, more than 4,300 foreigners, including government officials, diplomats and envoys, religious figures, experts and scholars, reporters and ordinary people, visited Xinjiang, said Wang.

"Seeing is believing, and the world is not blind to the truth," he said.

Wang said a very small number of countries are keen to spread lies and rumors about the so-called "genocide" and "forced labor" in Xinjiang while turning a blind eye to the ongoing humanitarian tragedies in Gaza and other places. "This fully exposes their hypocrisy and double standards."

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(Cover: Performers dance at the grand bazaar in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, January 23, 2023. /Xinhua)

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