BEIJING -- China on Monday denounced a report from the US
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, saying the charges on China are
"China is strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposed to the US
accusation on China's social and judicial system, ethnic and religious policies
as well as human rights situation in its report," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin
Gang said in a statement.
Qin's comments came in the wake of a report by US congressional-Executive
Commission on China, which was released last week.
The annual report had ignored China's progress and achievements made in the
fields of human rights and the legal system, said Qin.
The Chinese government suggested the US congress and other institutions pay
more attention to their own problems, to stop interfering China's internal
affairs and to focus on issues more conducive to Sino-US relations, Qin said.
"We demand that the US government seriously treat the solemn stance of China
and take substantive measures to eradicate the adverse impact of the report," he
China has witnessed steady, rapid and sound economic development, and
democratic and legal construction have progressed steadily since the Republic of
China was founded 57 years ago -- especially since the reform and opening-up
drive began, Qin said.
"The Chinese people have been enjoying unprecedented human rights and basic
freedom," the spokesman said.
The principles of "One Country, Two Systems" and "Hong Kong people governing
Hong Kong" have been fully implemented in Hong Kong,Qin said.
"Hong Kong's constitutional development and the development of a democratic
system have progressed steadily."
Qin said that Hong Kong has continued to maintain its stability and
"It is obvious to all that the Chinese people are pursuing a path of peaceful
development and making concerted efforts to build a harmonious society," the