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Political bias concerning China human rights "deeply rooted": People's Daily


15:16, January 29, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Prejudice resulting from differences between political systems has become deeply rooted in interpretations of China's human rights situation, according to an editorial in the Sunday edition of the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

The editorial, written in response to a Human Rights Watch report that described a "worsening human rights situation" in China, said that an "unsaid understanding" has been reached between many Western governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that China is on the "opposite side of human rights."

"For them, it does not matter whether China achieves progress in human rights or if the Chinese government respects and protects human rights. What matters is that China has to be condemned politically," the editorial said.

"It implies that China should not choose a development pattern that fits its reality, nor exercise its right to safeguard national security and stability as a sovereign country," the article said.

The editorial said that the attitudes held by Western countries concerning China's human rights conditions are the result of different political and ideological systems and are a legacy of a "Cold War mindset."

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PD User at 2012-01-3094.195.123.*
Correction: I meant "do as I say not as I do"
kkr at 2012-01-3059.161.166.*
Human rights means going to pubs,drinking alcohol and harrasing the ladies and deviating the people from good by showing wrong culture to the people in good manner.If the west feels this is the human rights people need to do,i surely said that it is deviating the people from good things that the people need to do.I think china taking good measures and taking father role to take care of their people.Thats why i am seeing good values in the chinese society.
PD reader at 2012-01-3094.195.123.*
So long as human rights are based solely on western values, (which has always been the case and Eastern values don't count) China or any non-western nations will always be a target for condemnation. Abuses of human rights by Western countries overseas are often ignored in mainstream media - this is "do as I do and not as I say" western hypocrisy.
Paulo Murilo at 2012-01-30201.86.27.*
I'm from Brazil and I think it's unfair to label simply by the Chinese system. I give my support to China! Where there is respect for human rights, this place should be supported. I'm with you!
wende at 2012-01-2971.255.83.*
The west is using various tools, human rights accusations included, to destabilize China and it intends to break up China from within. For the west, that is the cheapest means and it hide them at the back and in spiritual high ground. Even how high China jumps, it will still say China falls short because their aim is political. China should just hold firm and full speed ahead with its progress.

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