After Twitter received complaints about the tweet, the company initially responded that the embassy's tweet did not violate Twitter's rules. It was also claimed that people with more than two children were being put into detention centres, prisons and concentration camps if they were unable to pay the heavy fines being forced on them.
The post praises China's policy regarding the Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority in its northwestern Xinjiang region.
An Associated Press report in June had said that the Chinese government was forcing draconian birth control measures on Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, including IUD fittings, contraceptives, and even abortions and sterilisations.
"Appalled and disgusted at lies" of the Chinese embassy, tweeted Sam Brownback, the United States envoy on worldwide religious freedom.
"Coercive population control is not reproductive healthcare", Brownback tweeted. "(Uighur) women deserve to enjoy their religious freedom and unalienable rights with dignity to make their own choices".
The original tweet had linked to an article by China Daily, a state-run newspaper, which alleged the eradication of extremism in Xinjiang "had given Uighur women more autonomy when deciding whether to have children".
In June previous year, the Associated Press reported the Chinese government "regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands". "But in 2019, they said there is an order from the government that every woman from 18 years to 59-years-old has to be sterilised", Qelbinur Sidik told the Guardian.
The Guardian report stated that in the past few years, China has escalated its crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, including the mass internment of an estimated one million people, intense human and digital surveillance, re-education programs, suppression of religious activities and destruction of religious sites.
China insisted it was offering vocational training to reduce the allure of extremism in the wake of attacks.
Uighurs showing adherence to conservative Islamic customs - including praying, fasting, abstaining from alcohol, growing a beard or wearing Islamic clothing - have been detained by authorities. The practice is "widespread and systematic", according to an AP investigation.
"The growth rate of the Uighur population is not only higher than that of the whole Xinjiang population, but also higher than that of the minority population, and more significantly higher than that of the (Chinese majority) Han population", said Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government.
German scholar and Chinese expert Adrian Zenz has said the Chinese government is engaged in population control of Uighurs.