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'Campus not camp': Chinese vice foreign minister defends Xinjiang policy
March 19,2019   By:CGTN
March 19, 2019 -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Friday that the vocational training centers in the country's northwestern region of Xinjiang are "campuses" not "camps" and rejected external interference in China's domestic affairs.
 
Le, speaking to the United Nations Human Rights Council at the end of a review of its record held every five years, said China's Xinjiang policy abides by four rules, that he calls "FACT"-- "fundamental interests," "anti-terrorism," "campus" and "truth."
 
He elaborated that Xinjiang's stability and development lie in China's fundamental interests and China opposes any form of foreign interference. Secondly, Xinjiang authorities have taken a series of "anti-terrorism" measures including setting up vocational training centers in a bid to fight terrorism and eliminate extremism.
 
He went on saying the vocational programs are preemptive anti-terror measures and they are "campuses" not so-called "camps". 

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