April 18, 2000-- Chinese Foreign Ministry
spokesman Sun Yuxi said on April 18 that the Chinese
government wishes to express its admiration and
thanks to all the countries
which upheld justice for
their support of China.
Sun made the remark
following the report that the U.N. Commission on Human Right
decided at its 56th Session to take no action on the
U.S.-sponsored draft resolution on the so-called "Human
Rights Situation in China."
This is the
ninth time since 1990 that the Commission rejected
an anti-China draft resolution.
said that the Chinese government has all along attached
importance to human rights and has made
unremitting efforts to promote and protect the
human rights of the Chinese people.
the human rights situation in China is the best ever in
the country's history," he pointed out,
adding that this is universally recognized by the
However, he said, the
United States, turning a blind eye to all these facts and
driven by the need of its domestic partisan
politics, once again tabled an anti-China draft
resolution in an attempt to interfere in China's
internal affairs under the pretext of the so-called human
rights issue and tarnish China's image on the
Such move contravenes the
purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter and runs against
the prevailing trend in the international human rights field
which is for dialogue and against confrontation, Sun pointed
"The move can lead nowhere but
self-isolation and self-defeat of the United States,"
the spokesman added. Although the U.S. exerted enormous
pressure on the member states of the Commission, yet no
country co-sponsored its draft resolution. The anti-China
farce had few supporters. Facts speak louder than
words and justice will prevail, Sun said.
Stressed that the anti-China resolutions of this kind have
been foiled for the ninth time once again proved that the
attempt to interfere in other countries' internal affairs
and pursue hegemonism and power politics under the pretext
of the so-called human rights issue is like an arrow at the
end of its flight and is against people's will, and that
confrontation approach is doomed to failure.
Sun said that the Chinese government has
always maintained that all countries should conduct dialogue
and exchanges on the question of human rights on the basis
of equality and mutual respect, with a view to enhancing
mutual understanding, expanding
common ground and
"We are ready to
work with other members of the international community in a
joint effort to promote a sound development of the
international human rights cause in accordance with the
purpose and principles of the U.N. Charter," Sun said.