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China airs dissatisfaction over Japan granting visa to Uygur separatist

2009-07-28 09:56 BJT

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BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday aired "strong dissatisfaction" over Japan's granting a visa to Uygur separatist Rebiya Kadeer.

"We express strong dissatisfaction with the Japanese government for insisting on allowing Rebiya to visit Japan to engage in anti-China separatist activities despite China's repeated and serious representations," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement issued on Monday.

Qin's comments came after the Japanese government granted a visa to Rebiya, who is believed to have masterminded the July 5 Xinjiang riots that left at least 197 people dead and 1,600 others injured.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua