Chi­nese em­bassy slams Swedish news­pa­per

Global Times - Weekend - - NATION - By Liu Caiyu

China’s Em­bassy in Swe­den on Thurs­day con­demned and lodged strong op­po­si­tion to a lo­cal news­pa­per that pub­lished dis­torted facts about China’s Xin­jiang Uyghur Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion.

The ar­ti­cle pub­lished on Swe­den-based Up­sala Nya Tid­ning (UNT) on Mon­day made un­founded at­tacks on China’s poli­cies in Xin­jiang and was full of lies and prej­u­dice against China and con­sti­tutes an at­tempt to ma­li­ciously smear China, which is to­tally un­ac­cept­able, the Chi­nese em­bassy said on its web­site.

Cui Hongjian, direc­tor of the De­part­ment of Euro­pean Stud­ies at the China In­sti­tute of In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies said that Swe­den has come un­der the spot­light in China af­ter a se­ries of in­ci­dents, in­clud­ing Chi­nese tourists al­legedly be­ing bru­tally treated by po­lice and Swe­den’s TV sta­tion air­ing a pro­gram in­sult­ing China.

Some peo­ple in Swe­den have a deep-rooted bias against China on the topic of “val­ues” and “hu­man rights,” and their re­cent ac­tions tar­get­ing China are an over­re­ac­tion, Cui said.

The UNT opin­ion piece on Mon­day claimed that Uyghur peo­ple in Xin­jiang are forced to live in ter­ri­ble con­di­tions, where they suf­fer from daily abuse by the State. The ar­ti­cle even called on the Swedish govern­ment and the EU to press China on the is­sue.

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