China summons U.S. embassy official over Uighur invoice

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BEIJING (Information) – China summoned a consultant of the U.S. embassy on Wednesday to protest towards a U.S. Home of Representatives invoice about Beijing’s remedy of its Uighur Muslim minority, state tv reported.

Vice Overseas Minister Qin Gang made “stern representations” to William Klein, the U.S. embassy’s minister counselor for political affairs, and urged the USA to cease interfering in China’s home affairs, in response to the report.

The U.S. Home of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly permitted a invoice that might require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on the Muslim minority, angering Beijing and additional straining an already testy relationship.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Writing by Lusha Zhang; Modifying by Andrew Heavens