China works vigorously to protect human rights Worldwide: Spokesperson

BEIJING, June 24 (INP): China stands ready to work with the international community to uphold multilateralism with concrete deeds to better promote and protect human rights and improve all people’s well-being.

The surging global pandemic is a sober reminder that all mankind is a community with a shared future, said a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a news conference.

We can only deal with global challenges by strengthening international cooperation, he added.

On June 22, the UN Human Rights Council adopted for a second time a resolution put forward by China titled “promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights”, after a similar resolution was adopted in 2018.

The spokesperson said, the resolution calls upon countries to uphold multilateralism, foster a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice and mutually beneficial cooperation, and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

It also calls upon all countries to undertake genuine dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights, share good practice and experience in promoting and protecting human rights, enhance human rights technical assistance and capacity-building to realize win-win cooperation.

It is China’s hope that an atmosphere of win-win cooperation can be fostered at the UNHRC and that the common goal shared by all countries of promoting and protecting human rights will be achieved through constructive dialogue and cooperation.

Many countries expressed the view that China’s call for upholding multilateralism and win-win cooperation in human rights is of important significance.

It speaks of the collective wish of developing countries and goes with the overriding trend of global human rights governance, he added.

Commenting on a recent report titled ‘The Origins of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic’ released by US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Zhao Lijian said, this so-called report by a certain US Congressman spreads disinformation in an attempt to smear China and deflect the US government’s responsibility for incompetent response.

It is nothing but another clumsy farce directed by anti-China forces in the US. The various rumors they spread have been laid bare by the white paper entitled “Fighting COVID-19: China in Action” and the “Reality Check of US Allegations Against China on COVID-19” released by the Chinese side, he added.

About China-India recent clash, Zhao Lijian on June 22, Chinese and Indian border troops held a second round of commander-level talks in the border area. This is also the first such meeting after the Galwan Valley incident on June 15.

The holding of the talks shows that both sides hope to properly handle differences and manage and ease the situation through dialogue and consultation.

During the talks, the two sides, on the basis of the first commander-level talks, had an in-depth and candid exchange of views on outstanding issues in border management and control and agreed to take necessary measures to lower the temperature. Both agreed to keep up dialogue and work together for peace and tranquility on the ground along the border.

Zhao Lijian added: The relevant measures are coordinated and arranged by the border troops of the two countries on the ground. I have no further information to release.