China’s election to UNHRC reflects its commitment with Human rights: Spokesperson  

BEIJING, October 15 (INP): The 75th session of the General Assembly yesterday voted to elect China as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2021-2023 that reflected the country’s commitment to the Human rights. 

This was stated by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a news briefing, while commenting on China’s election to UNHRC. 

The spokesperson said, “ This is the fifth time that China gets elected after the founding of the Human Rights Council, which fully shows that the international community highly recognizes the progress China’s human rights cause has made and China’s active participation in global human rights governance. 

The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights, pursues the concept of people-centered human rights, and is now on track of a human rights path with Chinese characteristics.  

The Chinese people have a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment. China conscientiously implements its international human rights obligations and actively carries out human rights dialogue and cooperation with other countries. We will take this election as an opportunity to continue with our constructive participation in the Human Rights Council and other UN human rights mechanisms.  

We will continue to advocate dialogue and cooperation, promote all kinds of human rights in a balanced way, address human rights issues in an impartial, objective and non-selective manner, oppose the politicization of human rights issues and double standards, and make greater contributions to the healthy development of the international human rights cause.” 

To question about China‘s growing economy, Zhao Lijian said, the World Bank also released a report last month to raise its forecast for China‘s economic growth this year. This fully shows that these prestigious international institutions are optimistic about China’s economic development prospects, as they all believe that China will be the only major economy to maintain positive growth this year and will inject confidence and momentum into the world economic recovery. 

The gradual stabilization of China‘s economy is undoubtedly good news for the world economy. After the outbreak, we actively carried out international cooperation against the pandemic, provided assistance materials or funds to more than 150 countries and international organizations, and contributed to the prevention and control efforts of relevant countries.  

“We have been comprehensively and swiftly returning life and work to the normal state, thus making positive contributions to stabilizing the global industrial chains and supply chains.  

We continue to open wider to the outside world and actively promote foreign economic and trade cooperation. In the first three quarters, China’s foreign trade imports and exports gradually stabilized, and the cumulative growth rate turned positive, thus offering a strong boost to the world’s aggregate demand and international trade. 

At present, the world economy is showing signs of recovery, but the momentum is very weak and the prospect hugely uncertain. The international community still needs to unite and work together to deal with it.  

China will continue to enhance opening-up in an all-round way and promote a new development pattern of dual circulation in which the domestic circulation is the mainstay and the domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other.  

At the same time, we are also willing to continue to work with other countries to build an open world economy, strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, return economic and trade cooperation to a normal state at an early state in the context of regular epidemic control efforts, and contribute to an early recovery and stable development of the world economy, “ the spokesperson added.