The reason for the blocking was a tweet that said Uighur women in Xinjiang were not “baby-making machines.”
Twitter blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the United States over a tweet defending China’s policy in Xinjiang.
According to the U.S. social network, the tweet violated its policy on “dehumanization.”
The Chinese embassy posted a message on its @ChineseEmbinUS account earlier this month saying that Uighur women are no longer “baby-making machines.”
The tweet contained a link to a study published by the state-supported China Daily newspaper.
“We prohibit the dehumanization of a group of people based on their religion, caste, age, disability, serious illness, national origin, race or ethnicity,” a spokesman said.
The Chinese embassy in Washington has not yet commented. Twitter is blocked in China.
The embassy account blocking came shortly after Twitter deleted former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account.