(February 26, 2000)-- China is strongly displeased
with and firmly opposed to the United States'
action of distorting other countries' human rights
situation, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman
Zhu Bangzao on February 26.
Zhu made the
remarks in response to the U.S. State Department human
rights report of the year 1999.
He said that
the Chinese government has consistently respected
the universal principles on human rights and
actively committed itself to promoting and
protecting the human rights and fundamental
freedom of the Chinese people in line with its
and unremitting efforts, Zhu said that the human rights and
basic freedom enjoyed by the Chinese people have
upgraded to an unprecedented historical level, adding that
it is a fact known to all.
There exist serious
human rights violations in the United States, yet
those human rights abuses still continue to
deteriorate, according to Zhu.
said that the U.S. government pays no heed to its own human
rights violations, but always meddles with other
internal affairs by issuing the so-called
human rights reports and willfully distorts human rights
situation in other countries.
He said that it
is totally unreasonable and with ulterior motives
for the U.S. to do so, adding that it is also a typical
demonstration of double standards on human rights.
China hereby expresses its strong displeasure
with and firm opposition to such action of the
U.S., said Zhu.
"It must be pointed out
that the U.S., running counter to the historical trend,
persists to lodge a draft resolution concerning
at the United Nations conference on human rights in Geneva
this year once again. It will end up in failure as
side urges the U.S. to observe the fundamental
principles in international relations, correct its
doings, and stop interfering in the
domestic affairs of other countries by utilizing
the so-called human rights question, Zhu said.