China has reacted sharply to a recent report released by the U.S. State Department which lists the far-eastern country among a list of countries where freedom of religion is of ‘particular concern’. The reaction came after the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report released by the State Department called out China and criticized the country for alleged discrimination against religious minorities living there, Russia Today reports.
The official reaction from China came hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a comment on the report. Tillerson did not specifically direct his comments against China and made a general comment against these countries. However, China has issued a strongly worded statement against the U.S. and asked the State Department to “mind its own business”.