U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang groundless: Pakistani officials

Pakistani officials said Thursday that the U.S. propaganda against China on Xinjiang is groundless.

Speaking at a webinar held by the Islamabad-based think-tank Pakistan-China Institute, Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that the United States is desperately forming military alliances to undermine China on one hand, and on the other hand, it is leveling baseless allegations against China.

"When the U.S. is seeking a new Cold War, the militarization of global politics and global economics, China has a totally different way of approaching the world ... through shared economic prosperity, opening up the world through trade routes, and building up infrastructure in African countries and in Pakistan among others, so that everybody can achieve greater prosperity through greater cooperation, through international trade," said the minister.

The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China aims to promote economic prosperity for all, she added.

Mushahid Hussain Syed, chairman of Pakistani Senate's Defense Committee, said at the event that the false allegations on Xinjiang are a part of the U.S. propaganda to counter China.

"Pakistan will continue to support China on its core national interests," he added.