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Double Standard on Human Rights Issue Denounced
2004/05/22

  
   
       Head of the Chinese delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights pointed out that the debate on the item concerning country specific situations provided the best schoolroom for those who unacquainted with the meaning of con founding right and wrong, power politics and double standards.

       
       Sha Zukang, ambassador of China's permanent delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, exposed some Western countries' interference in other countries' human rights at the debate on the item concerning country specific situations during the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) held on April 1.
   
       The ambassador pointed out that the item concerning country specific situations has been listed on the agenda of CHR sessions for 36 years. During this period, great changes have taken place in the world. Regrettably, a cold war characterized by political confrontation exists in all UN bodies, particularly in the CHR.
   
       "As early as in the 18th and 19th centuries, a number of Western countries launched colonial wars of aggression that encroached upon human rights on a massive scale. However, today those who are being censured are almost all former colonies of theirs and developing countries. The debate on the item concerning country specific situations has provided the best schoolroom for those unacquainted with the meaning of confounding right and wrong, power policies and double standards," said Sha.
   
       The ambassador noted that the 59th CHR Session turned a blind eye to the humanitarian disasters and the blood-shed and deaths of thousands of women, children and the elderly taking place in a certain country. Some countries, in all hypocrisy, voiced their concern about the human rights in some other countries and left no stone unturned to make things difficult for developing countries struggling with the process of globalization. "This is the highest pitch of irony," said Sha.
   
       On China's human rights situation, the ambassador said today's China is the world's largest developing nation where the people are its masters. The current human rights situation in China is at its best in the country's history, for which certain Western countries, or rather certain people, are feeling uncomfortable. So they have become bent on besmirching China and made it a target of attacks and allegations.
   
       "I'd like to tell them that the Chinese Government exercises the utmost concern for the human rights of the 1.3 billion Chinese people. It is unimportant or even insignificant whether you are aware of or accept this. Nobody in the world can block the Chinese people's advance with giant strides along the road chosen by themselves," stressed Sha.
   
       The ambassador concluded, "We are against political confrontation. This is not because we are afraid of it, but because political confrontation cannot produce a peaceful culture. We oppose the item concerning country specific situations. This is not because we are afraid of it, but because the item does not work in favor of protecting and promoting human rights. It is highly commendable that various countries should conduct self-examination and genuine reform in respect to the item concerning country specific situations through dialog and cooperation."



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