FM Spokesman: China, US should narrow differences on human rights through peaceful dialogue
( 2003-09-23 20:19) (Xinhua)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan
said here Tuesday that the differences existing between China and the United
States on the human rights issue should be narrowed through peaceful dialogue.
Kong made the remarks in response to a journalist's question about the recent
criticism of the US side on China's human rights status.
Kong said the Chinese government always attaches great importance to and
makes great efforts for the promotion and protection of the human rights and
fundamental freedom in China, and also endeavors to advance the socialist
democratic and legal development in the country. At present, China has made some
achievements that have been recognized by the international community.
According to Kong, there are some differences between China and the United
States on the issue of human rights, but the Chinese side held that such
differences can best be narrowed through peaceful dialogue.
Upon the specific cases mentioned by the US side, Kong said China is a
country ruled by law, and such cases have been treated in line with the specific
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