|China opposes Britain's accusation of its handling of British drug smuggler|
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the comments at a regular press conference, in response to relevant questions.
Akmal Shaikh, a British national who was convicted of smuggling drugs into China, was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday in Urumqi, capital of northwestern Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region, after approval from China's Supreme People's Court (SPC).
"Such accusation was groundless, to which
Jiang said the case was an individual criminal case, and Chinese judicial authorities had always handled the case independently in accordance with
She said the defendant's litigation rights and legitimate treatment had been fully guaranteed in the trial.