China condemns US genocide claim as 'lie of the century'

China has lashed out against US allegations that Beijing continues to engage in genocide against Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told reporters on Tuesday that China will never accept what the US says, and firmly denies it.

He called the genocide claim a US-fabricated "lie of the century."

Wang warned the US to stop trying to interfere in China's domestic affairs, using as its excuse human rights, religious and ethnic issues, with the aim of suppressing China's development.

The US government report released on Monday says it estimates that more than one million Uyghurs and members of other ethnic minority groups have been detained in Xinjiang since April 2017.