China - Q&A - From the press briefing (27 November 2019)


Q : What is France’s response following the revelations in the press about the internment camps in Xinjiang and China’s policy of cracking down against the Uighur minority?

A: The French authorities are examining very carefully all of the testimonies and documents disseminated by the press over the past several days, indicating the existence of a system of internment camps in Xinjiang and a widespread policy of repression in this region.

As we have publicly indicated on several occasions, as have our European partners, notably at the UN, within the framework of the most recent UN Human Rights Council sessions, we call on the Chinese authorities to put an end to mass arbitrary detentions in camps and to invite the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang as soon possible in order to assess the situation in this region.