China rejects U.S. rights report as meddling
Updated: 2005-10-13 10:53
China has rejected a
U.S. report criticizing the country's human and religious rights as a distorted attack and meddling
in its internal affairs.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan expressed China's
"resolute opposition" to the report by the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on
China released on Tuesday.
Kong said the report to the U.S. Congress and the president distorted facts, continued
to attack China on human rights, religion, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and
women's rights, and disregarded the country's achievements.
"The report wantonly interferes in China's internal affairs and we
express resolute opposition to it," Kong said in a statement on the Foreign Ministry
China has maintained sustained, fast and healthy economic development and
people of all ethnic groups enjoyed their full legal rights and basic freedoms,
He suggested U.S. officials and lawmakers focus more on
the affairs of their own country and contribute more to mutual understanding and
cooperation between China and the United States.