Beijing, Nov 15 (P L) China affirmed today that it will welcome those willing to meet the anti-terrorist program developed in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but will not yield to Western pressure on that internal issue.
Hua Chunying, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told reporters that the town is an open area and there are no restrictions for foreigners with tourism or exchange trips.
At that point, she mentioned the arrival of more than 100 million visitors to Xinjiang between 2017 and the first nine months of this year.
But Hua stressed that China will not allow citizens from other countries to go to the autonomous region in order to pressure local authorities or censor internal matters.
She also expressed the willingness of her office to provide the necessary assistance and make the necessary coordination so that foreign journalists move to that territory and perform normal coverage of their situation.
Hua responded thus to information from Reuters news agency on a letter prepared by ambassadors accredited here from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, the European Union, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Estonia, Finland and Denmark.
According to British news agency, diplomats request a meeting with the governor of Xinjiang to ask for explanations about the alleged human rights violations there.