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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the US State Department's China-Related Human Rights Report
2012/05/26

Q: US State Department issued the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on May 24, and the China-related content attacked the human rights record in China again. How do you comment?

A: Over the past 30-odd years since reform and opening-up was launched, China's human rights endeavours have scored huge progress which is a fact for all to see. The so-called US country reports on human rights make irresponsible judgement on other countries' internal affairs. The China-related content disregards facts and is filled with prejudice. It confuses black with white and is not worth refuting.

There is no best but only better human rights. Countries can have dialogue on an equal footing about human rights issues in order to enhance mutual understanding and help each other move forward. By no means should relevant issues be used as a tool to meddle in the internal affairs of other countries. We urge the US side to reflect more on its own problems and put an end to its wrong mindset and practice on human rights issues.

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