By Hu Zexi
Last Friday, Ambassador Fu Cong, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, refuted the accusations on China’s human rights situations by the United States on behalf of Japan and a few other countries during the 31st session of the UN human rights council, calling that the “universal values” U.S. boasts of are merely “national interest” under a gorgeous coat.
Fu made it clear that infringement upon China’s judicial sovereignty would not be accepted. He stressed that combating illegal and criminal activities in accordance with law falls within the judicial sovereignty of China and no one shall go beyond the law in the name of “human rights defenders”.
Fu took the opportunity to remark on the human rights problems of the United States. He referred to Guantanamo Bay, gun violence, and deep-rooted racism in American society. Meanwhile, American’s human rights abuse abroad was also mentioned. “The United States conducts large-scale extraterritorial surveillances; its use of drones caused a huge number of civilian casualties, including foreign nationals; its military troops in foreign countries commit rape and murder of local people.” The ambassador was quoted saying.
Fu also noted that the Japanese Government, up till now, still tries every means to deny its war crime and refuses to take the responsibility. Historians have long argued that the Japanese militarism has conscripted hundreds of thousands of “comfort women” and committed serious crimes against humanity during the Second World War. (The Daily Mail – People’s Daily news exchange item)
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