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China firmly supports Sri Lanka at the 51st UNHRC session

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On 12th September, Ambassador Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva, openly spoke for Sri Lanka and opposed external interference during the Interactive Dialogue on the island nation at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Ambassador Chen stressed that China appreciates Sri Lanka's continued efforts in enhancing and protecting its human rights, especially in reconciliation, reconstruction and counter-terrorism. As a traditional friendly neighbor of Sri Lanka, China firmly supports Sri Lanka in safeguarding national sovereignty and independence, maintaining social stability and realizing economic recovery. We believe that the Sri Lankan government is able to lead the people to overcome temporary difficulties. 

The Chinese envoy emphasized that the UNHRC's resolution on Sri Lanka is a product of politicization. It does not abide by the principles of impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity. 

It has not been recognized by Sri Lanka, the country concerned, and has not played a constructive role in promoting and protecting human rights in Sri Lanka. China opposes any country taking advantage of current difficult situation in Sri Lanka to seek self-interest, and urges relevant parties to respect the human rights development path that Sri Lanka has independently chosen according to its national conditions, and abandon the practice of using human rights to exert political pressure and interfere in other's internal affairs.

  Comments - 20

  • vithura Tuesday, 13 September 2022 03:48 PM

    China should be denied a place at the UNHRC in light of their human rights abuses from Tibet to Xinjiang.

    Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 13 September 2022 03:52 PM

    What are they supporting? Extra judicial killings, torture arbitrary arrest? Look at the oppressive and tawdry regimes that support us and just think for a minute how low we have fallen.

    Ian Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:03 PM

    China is playing stupid. Just because they want to oppose the democratic West

    Patriot Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:10 PM

    Whatever our ungrateful people say, China is the only long standing friend of Sri Lanka. Thank you China! How can we forget Indira training LLTE cadres initially to destabilise Sri Lanka followed by 30 year terrorist war and Indians continue to do that todate. Don’t ever trust Indians, amply demonstrated this time too at UNHRs meeting. India Get lost from Sri Lanka!

    Nimal Perera Wednesday, 14 September 2022 08:21 AM

    Just as well you use anonymity to stir trouble, you coward.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 14 September 2022 01:07 PM

    Yes, they robbed you standing when sovereignty of H'tota Port was given for 99y. Don't blame LTTE, it was a creation by Sinhalese themselves due to their ingrained racism (riots of 1956, 1958, 1977, 1983). Today the country is bankrupt, cheated by their own racist leaders, now blame that also on India or the Western Nations.

    Dr. Harakhora Heenwewa Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:16 PM

    Tiananmen Square Killing of innocent Students is a Testimony of good Human Rights record by China !! Therefore MR/GR must follow suit. Birds of a feather stick together !!

    Aquarius Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:16 PM

    I was listening to his speech and clearly blind to what is going on in Sri Lanka. They just like to keep the country indebted to them by painting a different picture. They are big human rights abusers too.

    Wealth Grabber Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:18 PM

    China will support anything for their benefit. How many million dollars they grabbed from poor Sri Lanka. WHAT HELP THEY PROVIDED THAN GRABBING.

    Organic fertiliser killer Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:33 PM

    All those communiist countries who has no respect for human rights are supporting Srilanka. No democratic country will vote for Srilanka because now the country is ruled by the worst leader. Birds of same kinds fly together.

    Kumara Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:44 PM

    China has to sort its human rights problems (treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang province) before interfering in geo-politics and building up military bases to be superior in the Indian Ocean and threatening Taiwan.

    Punchi Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:46 PM

    I read that Atheist One party state China, Russia, communist dictatorship North Korea and Islamic Iran supported us. Our Buddhist 2500 year existence country keeps good company with like minded countries but they are not providing any free money

    GHT Tuesday, 13 September 2022 11:47 PM

    China's rapid economic growth led the US govt. to change its policy, rather focusing on development the US committed to perish the Chinese Economy, one example was fabricated CORONA issue to divert the people from their important issues.

    roshan Wednesday, 14 September 2022 04:29 AM

    seasoned bird of the same feather teaches torture and how to hide the corpse.

    Jude Wednesday, 14 September 2022 07:44 AM

    One hand moisturize the other!!!

    Duminda Wednesday, 14 September 2022 08:22 AM

    China support corrupt politicians, not our people while western countries support our people.

    Johnson untied Wednesday, 14 September 2022 09:25 AM

    @Kumara We have stayed loyal to China including for allowing their large ships with 1000 navy men to dock here for their research purpose. India has consistently shown they want to interfere in our internal matters. Latest is bringing up about Tamil issue at UN forum. We give a lot to India, we even stop projects awarded to Chinese company because India makes false claim that it threatens their security. India is all about maximizing its financial gains, and benefits for it's own citizens. And India has 50 million Tamil people who might look at things differently to how our citizens consider our matters. We must respect those who support us, and also support China at UN if ever the need arises, on whatever matters.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 14 September 2022 01:00 PM

    Johnson the goof: In 1971 it was Sri Lanka who directly allowed Pakistan Aircrafts to refuel in Sri Lanka in support of Pakistan in the India-Pakistan war on East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). India won the war and made Bangladesh a Independent nation which is today a successful nation providing loans to troubled Sri Lanka. The LTTE is a creation of Sinhalese Hegemony and Racism on Tamils since independence, so don't blame others if you do not know to look after your own brothers, sisters, wife and children.

    Mandayan Wednesday, 14 September 2022 03:05 PM

    This time UNHCR is talking about all communities of Sri Lanka and so who the Chinese supporting? The Ranil Rajapakses govt for using PTA for targeting the protesters?

    No to UNHRC Monday, 19 September 2022 08:23 PM

    Other than the kind and understanding UNICEF arm of the UN, the rest is are enemy. The UN HCR did not focus on 2022, but dragged on about pointless matters more.

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