This is according to Chinese Ambassador Lin Songtian, who addressed the media at the Chinese Embassy’s International Women’s Day celebration in Pretoria earlier this week.
Lin was responding to articles in Western media which have attacked China’s policy in Xinjiang.
Articles have accused it of hampering religious freedom in Xinjiang, and some countries have accused its vocational training programmes of racial segregation, religious persecution, and of being re-education camps.
Lin has called such criticism baseless. He said the region had received more than 100million tourists in 2017 from within and abroad.