Chinese FM elaborates on China's proposals on global human rights
There is no single model for human rights development, and China opposes countries politicizing human rights issues and interfering in other countries' affairs in the name of human rights, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said via video link at a high-level segment of the 52nd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday.
Qin said that there is no single model for human rights that fits all, and China adheres to its own path of human rights development, actively participates in global human rights governance, and has made historic achievements in promoting China's human rights cause.
He said that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has drawn a blueprint for Chinese modernization, and it embodies the great cause of Chinese human rights development. Over the past 40 years, China has lifted nearly 800 million people out of poverty, accounting for more than 75 percent of global poverty reduction in the same period. China has also built the largest social security system in the world.
All parties should comprehensively promote and protect all kinds of human rights, uphold international fairness and justice, and adhere to dialogue and cooperation, said Qin.
He called for constructive dialogue and cooperation on human rights as divisions and bloc confrontations could only damage human rights development. Noting that some countries used issues related to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to suppress China's development, he welcomed those countries to visit Xinjiang and have a look at the state of development.
China will unswervingly, comprehensively and accurately implement the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintain the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Qin said.
The foreign minister also called on all countries to urge Japan to dispose of nuclear-contaminated water in an open, transparent, scientific and safe manner.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang addresses a high-level segment of the 52nd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council via video link in Beijing, China, February 27, 2023. /Chinese Foreign Ministry)