China is willing to strengthen cooperation with foreign countries on human rights, Wang Chen, minister of the State Council Information Office, said Thursday while meeting in Beijing with US delegates from the 2nd Sino-US Judicial and Human Rights Seminar.
Wang said although China and the US each have their own interpretations on human rights because of different political and social systems, and cultural traditions, the two countries can still show respect for each other and seek common ground by enhancing cooperation.
The annual seminar has been playing a positive role in promoting exchanges and cooperation since last year, Wang said, and he hopes it will continue to be a platform to gain more mutual understanding and more common ground.
The success of the seminar shows different views on human rights should not become an obstacle to strengthening communication and cooperation in the human rights field between China and US, said Stephen A．Orlins, president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
The 2nd Sino-US Judicial and Human Rights Seminar was held on Dec 7-8 in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province.