BEIJING, Nov. 10(Xinhuanet)-- China firmly rejects, with strong displeasure, accusations from US State Department of its national religion policy, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao here Thursday.
The US State Department recently once again criticized China's religious policies in its 2005 annual International Religious Freedom Report.
When asked to comment on this report, Liu told a regular press conference that the report posed unreasonable criticism of China's religious policies, trampled the norms of international relations and interfered in China's internal affairs.
Liu said China protects its citizens' religious rights in accordance with its law, and all ethnic groups and people across the country enjoy religious freedom."Chinese people have a say in this matter," Liu noted.
Liu urged the United States to stop its"intervention" in China's internal affairs in regards to religion, to"face up" to its own domestic problems of religious freedom, and to take more actions conducive to promoting China-US mutual understanding. Enditem