China hits back at ‘hypocritical’ US over religious freedom

<p>BEIJING today criticised US Vice-President Mike Pence and top diplomat Mike Pompeo as &#8220;hideous&#8221; and &#8220;hypocritical&#8221; after they called for religious freedom in China at a major meeting in Washington.</p> <p>Secretary of State Pompeo said yesterday that Washington will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, speaking after a conference where he called China&#8217;s mass incarceration of mostly Muslim Uighurs &#8220;the stain of the century&#8221;.</p>

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