April 10, 2011
China has called on the United States to stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of human rights issues.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei urged Washington to focus on its own human rights conditions, saying, “We advise the US side to reflect on its own human rights issues and not to position itself as a preacher of human rights,” the state-funded BBC reports.
“[The US should] stop using the issue of human rights reports to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs,” the Chinese politician added.
Hong says China welcomes talks about rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect. However, he added that Beijing resolutely opposes meddling in other countries’ affairs.
The development comes following the annual release of US State Department’s report on human rights, which criticized China for rights abuses.
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