China Hits Back at Critical U.S. Human Rights Report
China hit back on Friday at the U.S. State Department’s annual survey of human rights, saying that only the Chinese people could pass judgment on what the Foreign Ministry said were the country’s obvious achievements in the area.
Asked about criticism of China in the report, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei condemned it for being prejudiced.
“The United States State Department’s annual report on human rights maligns other countries, and the content concerning China ignores the facts and is filled will prejudice, confusing black and white,” he told a daily news briefing.
Since the launch of landmark economic reforms more than three decades ago, Hong said: “China’s human rights endeavors have made achievements that are plain for all the world to see. The Chinese people themselves have the most right to speak about China’s human rights situation”.
“In human rights, there is no such thing as the best; there is only doing even better,” he added.