Beijing calls on Washington to renounce injurious actions on both sides after reports of alleged violations of Muslim rights in China, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying.
Earlier, the US newspaper The New York Times said, citing government sources, that Washington plans to impose new sanctions against Beijing for alleged violations of rights of Muslims in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang.
The spokesman stressed that his country "calls on the relevant party to respect the facts, renounce prejudices and stop taking actions that may harm mutual trust and cooperation between the US and China."
"China has always been against the use of the problem of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region as a pretext to interfere in their internal affairs, the Chinese authorities defend the religious freedom and religious approaches of all the ethnic groups that inhabit their territory", said the diplomat.
UN human rights experts have repeatedly denounced that hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs were kept in secret re-education centers for weeks, months and even years.
The US plans to restrict the export to China of means of control used by Chinese intelligence agencies, in particular, to monitor Uighur leaders.