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China warns U.S. to stop interfering in internal affairs


19:00, December 13, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged the U.S. to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.

China is willing to engage in dialogues with the U.S. on human rights issues based on equality and mutual respect, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said.

"But we are firmly against the U.S. interfering in our internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues," Liu said, adding that the U.S. should stop "finger-wagging" over human rights and reflect more on its own human rights problems.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to protecting the fundamental rights of people of all ethnic groups and protecting the religious freedom of its citizens according to the law, and it is obvious to all that China has already made great achievements in human rights protection, Liu said.

Liu's comments came after the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about issues including human rights and Internet freedom before the Human Rights Day.

Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China, also recently urged Beijing to improve its human rights record, pointing to Liu Xiaobo's case as an example where China falls short.

China is a legal state that deals with legal cases according to law, and the U.S. has no right to interfere in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty, Liu said.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of the Internet and it regulates the Internet according to the law, Liu added.

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Ruifung at 2011-12-1612.48.57.*
@WendeThat was not a fair statement calling Gary Locke a banana. I attended English school due poverty as it was the only school nearest to home. Malay is my national language and my mother tongue is cantonese. I am more proficient in the earlier 2 languages. As the US ambassador, Mr Locke, is obviously serving the interest of his country. Over the years there are many oversea ethnic Chinese who have contributed to the economic prosperity of China. At least we are better than those corrupted mainlanders who have fled China after stealing from the people. The Nobel Peace Prize was a farce and politically motivated by the West against China.
wende at 2011-12-1471.251.41.*
It push comes to shove, maybe China should ask US to take back Gary Locke. All his actions are not without motives and that is to agitate China and Chinese. If he can"t speak fluent Chinese, then he is not Chinese and is but a "banana".

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