武汉027品茶：Ministry of Foreign Affairs： The Chinese government attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Chinese government attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights
Beijing, October 14. According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over today’s regular press conference.
The transcript of the press conference is as follows:
CCTV reporter: October 13,The 75th UN General Assembly voted to elect members of the UN Human Rights Council from 2021 to 2023.China was successfully elected.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: Since the establishment of the Human Rights Council,China was elected a member of the Human Rights Council for the fifth time,It fully reflects the international community’s high recognition of the development and progress of China’s human rights cause and China’s active participation in global human rights governance.
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights,Pursue the people-centered concept of human rights,Successfully embarked on a path of human rights development with Chinese characteristics.The Chinese people’s sense of happiness and sense of gain is constantly improving.China earnestly fulfills its international human rights obligations,Actively carry out human rights dialogue and cooperation with other countries.We will take the opportunity of being elected as a member of the Human Rights Council,Continue to constructively participate in the work of the Human Rights Council and other UN human rights mechanisms,Advocate dialogue and cooperation,Promote various human rights in a balanced manner.China is willing to deal with human rights issues in a fair, objective and non-selective manner.Oppose the politicization of human rights issues and double standards,Make greater contributions to the healthy development of international human rights.
Phoenix TV reporter: The first question,U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said,The United Nations General Assembly once again elected countries with terrible human rights records to the Human Rights Council.Including China, Russia and Cuba.This further proves that the United States has withdrawn from the Human Rights Council,And the decision to use other channels and opportunities to defend and promote human rights is correct.He said,The United States is a good force in the world,The commitment to human rights goes beyond words.What is China’s comment?second question,U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Clark recently declared through social networking sites thatThe CCP is the biggest threat to the world environment,Its attacks on air, land and water are second only to its attacks on freedom.How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: Regarding the first question,Pompeo’s statement is very absurd.The members of the Human Rights Council are elected by the member states of the United Nations.The United States withdraws from the Human Rights Council,Standing on the opposite side of the international community,It is not qualified to point fingers at the Human Rights Council election.We urge the US to stop spreading political viruses,Effectively promote and protect human rights in the country,Eliminate racism, police violent law enforcement and other human rights violations.We also urge the US to safeguard people’s rights to life and health under the epidemic,Stop using human rights issues as a political tool,Stop using human rights as an excuse to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
Regarding the second question,I have answered this question more than once.I want to ask Mr. Krach,He is holding a list of “lie”,Frequently unprovoked malicious accusations and attacks on China on environmental issues,Are you not afraid of being slapped in the face by the truth?
Since Mr. Krach has time to tweet,Also trouble him to go online.China’s national surface water, ambient air quality and other information will be regularly published and notified on the website of the competent government department.According to the ambient air quality statistics in August this year,The average number of good days in 337 prefecture-level and above cities in China is 93%.A year-on-year increase of 5.9%.From January to August this year,In the surface water assessment sections of 1940 countries,The proportion of sections with good water quality is 81%,A year-on-year increase of 6 percentage points.There are also many online examples of “sand retreats, people advance” and “deserts turn into oasis”.
The use of social media by diplomats is not for spreading lies.Individual high-ranking officials in the U.S. still play less talkatively.Do more practical things!
“Beijing Youth Daily” reporter: On the 13th,The latest edition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “World Economic Outlook Report” predicts thatThe global economy will shrink in 2020 4.4%,But the Chinese economy will grow 1.9%,This is nearly double the expected value in June.The IMF also stated thatThe Chinese economy returned to normal at a faster than expected rate,The growth rate of China’s economic recovery in 2021 is expected to reach 8.2%.Does China have any comment?
Zhao Lijian: I have also noticed relevant reports.I believe you all remember,The World Bank also issued a report last month,Raise China’s economic growth forecast this year.This fully shows,Authoritative international institutions are optimistic about China’s economic development prospects,It is predicted that China is the only major economy that can maintain positive growth this year,This will inject confidence and momentum into the recovery of the world economy.
The Chinese economy is showing a gradual recovery trend,It is undoubtedly good news for the world economy.After the outbreak,We actively carry out international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic,Provided aid materials or funds to more than 150 countries and international organizations,Strong support for epidemic prevention and control in relevant countries.China fully promotes the resumption of work and production,Speed up the restoration of production and living order,Stabilize the global industrial chain supply chain.We continue to expand opening up,Actively promote foreign economic and trade cooperation.In the first three quarters, China’s foreign trade imports and exports stabilized quarter by quarter.The cumulative growth rate turns negative to positive,Effectively boosted the total world demand,Promoted the development of international trade.
The current world economy is showing signs of recovery,But the momentum is very weak,There are still huge uncertainties in the outlook,The international community still needs unity and cooperation,Hand in hand.China will continue to comprehensively improve the level of opening up,Promote the formation of a new development pattern with the domestic cycle as the main body and the domestic and international double cycles mutually promoting each other.Simultaneously,We are also willing to continue to work with other countries,Persist in building an open world economy,Strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination,In the context of normalization of epidemic prevention and control,Promote economic and trade cooperation to return to normal at an early date,Make your own contribution to the early and stable recovery of the world economy.
Headquarters Yangguang reporter: According to the Los Angeles Times,After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia,Inmates in some women’s prisons in the United States risked contracting the epidemic and were forced to work overtime to produce masks.Working time is up to 12 hours a day,Produces thousands of masks,But he cannot own a mask.A female prisoner confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 said,This is like a “slave factory”,The prison treats us as a cash cow.Does China have any comment?
Zhao Lijian: I am not surprised at all.
Reports about the poor conditions of American prisons, poor treatment of prisoners and even abuses are often seen in the media.Everyone must remember the incident of the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison.In terms of human rights,The United States should do its own “homework”,It’s best to look in the mirror more yourself,Rather than point fingers at other countries at every turn,It even slanders other countries out of nothing.
Kyodo News: According to reports,A French history museum recently announced the postponement of an exhibition on Genghis Khan.Said that due to the Chinese request to review and change part of the exhibition content.How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: I don’t know what you talked about.Please ask the competent authority.
Reuters reporter: In response to media claims that the Chinese government verbally requested to stop importing Australian coal,Australia said it is investigating this,But traders and analysts generally speculate that China’s move has political motives.What’s your opinion?
Zhao Lijian: I answered the relevant question yesterday.Please ask the competent authority.
“China Daily” reporter: According to reports,October 13,The Canadian leader said in an interview,We will continue to be firmly committed to working with our allies,This is to ensure that China does not regard the “coercive diplomacy” measures of “arbitrarily detaining” two Canadian citizens and citizens of other countries as a successful strategy.On the same day,Canadian Foreign Minister Shang Pengfei issued a statement on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and China, saying,The Canadian side is reviewing its relationship with China,Build a new framework for China policy,He also accused China of engaging in “coercive diplomacy.”How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to Canada’s deliberate confusion of facts and re-publication of relevant wrong statements.Has made solemn representations to the Canadian side.The basic facts and questions that Canada should face are:
1. Why is it still not daring to admit that the cause of the difficulties in China-Canada relations in the past two years is that Canada has unreasonably detained an innocent Chinese citizen Meng Wanzhou who has not violated any Canadian laws?
2. Among the many allies of the United States,Why only the Canadian government agreed to cooperate with the United States in arresting Meng Wanzhou?
3. Why did the Canadian side cover up the issue of information disclosure in the Bangladesh case?Find ways to prevent the disclosure of more documents involved in the case?
It must be stated thatSo far, the Canadian government dare not face the above facts squarely, and dare not explain the truth to the Canadian public.This is a manifestation of hypocrisy and weakness.What the Canadian side did in the Meng Wanzhou incident is truly a typical case of arbitrary detention and “coercive diplomacy.”In this regard,The 1.4 billion Chinese people and the international community can see it clearly.
China’s position of attaching importance to the development of China-Canada relations is consistent and clear.Simultaneously,Only by upholding the principles of mutual respect and equality,Only China-Canada relations can be stable and far-reaching.We once again strongly urge Canada to correct its mistakes,Immediately release Ms. Meng Wanzhou and let her return to China safely,Remove the stumbling block that hinders the development of China-Canada relations,Let China-Canada relations get back on track as soon as possible.
Reuters reporter: The White House is advancing its arms sales plan to Taiwan.It also informed Congress on Tuesday that it would sell drones and other coastal defense equipment to Taiwan.How does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs comment on this?
Zhao Lijian: China has always firmly opposed the US arms sales to Taiwan.yesterday,I have reiterated China’s position on this.
“Global Times” reporter: Recently,Senior U.S. officials continue to criticize China’s environmental protection policies and practices.But according to reports,The new book “Poisoning the Pacific” published by British journalist Mitchell recently disclosed the serious pollution caused by the US military in the Pacific.The book mentions that the U.S. military has caused serious pollution on the Pacific islands for decades.Pollution sources include chemical weapons such as radioactive waste, nerve agents and orange defoliants.what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
Zhao Lijian: I have noticed relevant reports.A case disclosed in the book shows thatA U.S. soldier in Guam became irritated after executing an order to spray orange defoliant.Later he suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome and ischemic heart disease,His daughter also has cancer.Their experience is sympathetic.The situation of the people of Pacific island countries who have been poisoned by the pollution caused by the US military also makes people feel angry.The vast Pacific Ocean should become a blessed place for people in this region to live a healthy life.It should not become a toxic agent testing ground and garbage dump for the US military.
The sad thing is not only the Pacific Ocean?!The United States has shirked its environmental responsibilities and damaged the global ecological environment.The United States has not yet ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity,Not ratify the “Kyoto Protocol”,Withdraw from the Paris Agreement,Denies its own binding quantitative emission reduction tasks; does not ratify the Basel Convention,Set obstacles to the global plastic waste management process,Transfer a large amount of waste garbage to developing countries,It has brought great harm to the local and global environment.In addition,As the only country in the world with chemical weapons stockpiles, the United StatesDelayed the destruction of chemical weapons many times,Passively fulfill one’s own obligations,Become the biggest obstacle to the establishment of a “chemical weapons-free world.”The United States should give the international community an explanation!
Taiwan Guoguang reporter: Recently,The President of Kyrgyzstan Reenbekov has taken a series of measures to stabilize the domestic situation and restore social order.And is actively engaged in dialogue with the political forces of Kyrgyzstan.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: In the past few days,President Zhenbekov has made great efforts in maintaining social order and promoting domestic unity.China welcomes this.As the legitimate president of Kyrgyzstan, Reenbekov should play a more active role in stabilizing the situation.I hope that the political forces of Kyrgyzstan will put the country and people’s interests first,Properly solve problems through dialogue and negotiation within the legal framework,Push the Kyrgyzstan situation to stabilize as soon as possible,Achieve national economic and social development.As a friendly brother neighbor and comprehensive strategic partner,China is willing to provide assistance and support within its capacity.
AFP reporter: Japanese media reported thatDue to forced labor disputes during the war,Japan will not participate in the China-Japan-ROK leaders’ meeting originally planned to be held this year.Can you confirm this?Will China still attend the meeting?
Zhao Lijian: China-Japan-Korea cooperation is an important platform to promote regional peace and prosperity.In the context of the complex evolution of the current international and regional situation,Maintain the momentum of trilateral cooperation and development,It is in line with the common interests of the three countries and the expectations of regional countries.China attaches great importance to China-Japan-Korea cooperation,Always maintain communication with South Korea and Japan on the tripartite cooperation agenda.The three parties should work together,Ensure the stability and sustainable development of the trilateral cooperation.
Regarding the specific question you mentioned,We are maintaining communication with South Korea and Japan through diplomatic channels.
The Paper: According to reports,The US Department of State website issued a statement on the 13th stating thatSome foreign governments such as China and Russia try to exert influence on the foreign policy of the United States through think tanks.The U.S. State Department requires think tanks and other organizations that it cooperates to announce the acceptance of foreign government funds.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: China-US think tanks and humanities exchanges are open, transparent, legitimate,It has played an important role in enhancing mutual understanding between the two peoples and promoting the development of Sino-US relations.For a while,The relevant parties in the United States continue to play up the so-called “penetration” and “influence” of foreign countries in the United States,Suppress, restrict, and even threaten the United States, universities, think tanks, etc. to conduct exchanges with China.This act of disrupting the normal humanities exchanges between China and the United States runs counter to the so-called “free and open” that the United States advertises itself.Run counter to the two national opinions,It exposed the hypocrisy, weakness and lack of self-confidence of some American politicians.The US should abandon the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice,Stop the wrong practice of politicizing people-to-people exchanges,Do more things that are conducive to mutual trust and cooperation between China and the United States.