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Chinese FM Spokesperson: Nearly 100 Countries Have Once Again Spoken up in Support of China on Human Rights at the UN

2021-10-23 12:22

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on 22 October, spokesperson Wang Wenbin answered a question about the false accusations of some western countries on China on human rights.

Journalist: Yesterday during the UN Third Committee meeting in New York, some Western countries said that there is oppression against and violation of human rights of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. Do you have a comment on that?

Wang Wenbin: Let me brief you on the meeting. On October 21, Cuba delivered a joint statement on behalf of 62 countries at the Third Committee of the 76th Session of United Nations General Assembly, stressing that issues related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet are China's internal affairs that brook no interference by any external forces and expressing support for China's implementation of One Country, Two Systems in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The joint statement emphasizes that the 62 countries oppose politicization of human rights and double standards, unfounded allegations against China out of political motivation and based on disinformation, and interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights. Besides, more than 30 countries voiced their support for China in their separate statements and sending joint letters. After the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, nearly 100 countries have once again spoken up for justice at the UN, voicing their explicit support for China's legitimate position, which fully shows that justice always prevails.

A small number of Western countries, based on disinformation, rumors and lies, keep attacking and maligning China on issues relating to Xinjiang and other matters and interfering in China's domestic affairs with human rights as a disguise. China firmly rejects this. Our determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests is steadfast. Their plotting will come to nothing. We urge these countries to earnestly reflect upon their serious human rights issues at home, abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and basic norms governing international relations, and contribute to the healthy development of the international human rights cause through concrete deeds.

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