CHINA China warns Western countries not to use human rights as political manipulation


China warns Western countries not to use human rights as political manipulation

By Bai Yuanqi | People's Daily app

18:08, June 23, 2021

Over 90 nations voiced support for China at the 47th session of the UNHRC, revealing some Western countries' hypocrisy of using human rights to intervene in China's internal affairs, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a daily briefing on Wednesday.


In the wake of Canada's attacks on issues involving China's Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, Belarus delivered a joint statement on behalf of 65 countries to support China, calling for respect for all countries' sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

More than 20 countries echoed and are prepared to support China in different ways, vowing opposition against politicization and double standards on human rights issues and politically-motivated accusations against China based on disinformation and interference in China's internal affairs, said Zhao.

The previous facts have shown that some Western countries, driven by underhanded political motives, are keen to fabricate China-related rumors and interfere in China's domestic affairs in the name of human rights, said Zhao.

Any attempt to restrict and contain China's development is doomed to fail, said Zhao, adding that China is firmly resolved to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests.

"Some Western nations including Canada, the US and UK shamelessly turned a blind eye to their own deplorable human rights record," said Zhao, accusing them of hypocrisy and double standards. "They should stop deceiving themselves and others, take a hard look at their grave human rights issues, and address them with the responsibility to history and world."

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