The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected the annual human rights report released by the US State Department, saying the document reveals Americans’ “hypocrisy and double standards”.
“The content related to China in the so-called country reports on human rights practices and relevant remarks by Secretary Antony Blinken gives a misrepresentation of facts, confuses wrongly with right and is full of political lies and ideological biases. China strongly regrets and opposes it,” he said. . It said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian during a press briefing, Xinhua reported.
Zhao said the Chinese people can assess China’s human rights situation better than others, and the international community has long since reached a conclusion on China’s government. Such facts cannot possibly be denied by a report or remarks of certain persons.
“The US government is slandering and demeaning China and attacking other parts of the world by publishing this report every year in an attempt to portray itself as a human rights judge and role model. This only serves to expose its hypocrisy and double standards,” Zhao added. . .
The U.S. Annual Report on Human Rights in China had claimed that “genocide and crimes against humanity took place during the year against predominantly Muslim Uighurs and members of other ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang”, while also saying that “government officials and security services committed often human rights violations unpunished. “
Xinjiang is the largest province in China with a population of 25 million people from different ethnic groups, but about 43 percent of them are Uighurs.
UN experts report that up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs may be in so-called “re-education camps” in Xinjiang if their existence is denied by the Chinese authorities.
“Externally, human rights protection is a pretext used by the U.S. government to cover its agenda of seeking hegemony,” Zhao said, noting that in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria alone, more than 20 million people have become refugees and migrants as a result. . undermining and wars launched by the United States
“The United States should immediately stop making irresponsible remarks, attack and slander other countries’ human rights situations. Instead, it should reflect on itself, correct its ways and work seriously to improve its own human rights situation and advance the international human rights cause.” said Zhao.