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China warns US against judicial interference

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-25 22:05

BEIJING - China on Thursday rebuffed the US demands to release Liu Xiaobo and warned the country not to infringe upon its judicial sovereignty and independence.

"We advise the US to reflect on and correct its own violations of human rights, instead of interfering in other countries' domestic affairs and judicial sovereignty and independence in the name of human rights," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

Hua was commenting on US Secretary of State John Kerry's Wednesday press statement that voiced concern over China's human rights.

Hua added that China was governed by rule of law, and its judicial authorities tried cases in accordance with the country's laws.

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