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China firmly opposes US accusations on human rights situation (04/01/03)
2003/01/04

  China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm objection to unreasonable accusations by the United States on China's human rights situation, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on Tuesday April 1 in Beijing.  

  When asked to comment on the report on China of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2002 just released by the US State Department, Liu said the report disregards facts and reprehends China for no reason.

  The Chinese government has always devoted itself to the promotion and protection of human rights and basic freedoms, and has scored great achievements in this regard, which is a generally-acknowledged fact, said Liu.

  The Chinese government and people of all ethnic groups are building up brighter futures with full confidence, he noted.

  Liu said in answering this question he would like to advise the US side to think more about its own problems, to stop intervening in other countries' domestic affairs under the pretext of human rights, as well as to give up its double standards on human rights so as not to continue breaking its faith in front of the whole world.

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