China-FM Briefing/Human Rights

China refutes US criticism on human rights

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Beijing, China - Oct 12, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of journalists at press briefing
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Lu Kang, spokesman, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
"China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty and created jobs for 770 million people. Nearly 800 million Chinese netizens have been supervising the work of governments at all levels via all kinds of internet platforms. Of all the ethnic groups in China, there are nearly 200 million religious believers and more than 380,000 clerical personnel. China has more than 140,000 sites registered for religious activities. These data reflect the fact that the Chinese people enjoy rights and freedom."
3. Various of journalists at press briefing
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Lu Kang, spokesman, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
"At the same time, I have to point out that there is no absolute or boundless human rights freedom in any country. Anyone who enjoys human rights must at the same time observe the constitution and laws and cannot encourage violations and crimes under the pretext of human rights freedom. Given the fact that the U.S. itself has increasing human rights problems and it has withdrawn from the UN human rights body, it has no right to comment on other countries. We advise the U.S. to reflect on the huge amount of human rights infringement problems existing in the country instead of interfering in other countries' internal affairs by using the so-called 'human rights problems' as a political tool."
5. Journalists at press briefing

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China on Friday refuted U.S. criticism on its human rights protection, saying the Chinese government always attaches great importance to promoting and protecting human rights, and urged the U.S. not to interfere in China's internal affairs.

China has made historic progress in human rights related work since the beginning of the country's reform and opening up 40 years ago, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang at a routine press briefing in response to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's criticism on China's human rights.

"China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty and created jobs for 770 million people. Nearly 800 million Chinese netizens have been supervising the work of governments at all levels via all kinds of internet platforms. Of all the ethnic groups in China, there are nearly 200 million religious believers and more than 380,000 clerical personnel. China has more than 140,000 sites registered for religious activities. These data reflect the fact that the Chinese people enjoy rights and freedom," said Lu.

Lu said China will stick to the human rights development path suited to its national conditions, continue to promote and protect human rights through development and promote coordinated development among economy, society, cultural right, and civil and political rights.

Lu noted that at the same time, there is no absolute or boundless human rights freedom in any country. Anyone who enjoys human rights must at the same time observe the constitution and laws and cannot encourage violations and crimes under the pretext of human rights freedom.

"Given the fact that the U.S. itself has increasing human rights problems and it has withdrawn from the UN human rights body, it has no right to comment on other countries. We advise the U.S. to reflect on the huge amount of human rights infringement problems existing in the country instead of interfering in other countries' internal affairs by using the so-called 'human rights problems' as a political tool," said Lu.

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  • ID : 8092980
  • Published : 2018-10-12 20:27
  • Last Modified : 2018-10-12 20:27:15
  • Location : Beijing,China
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'32
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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