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China has commended the government of Sri Lanka for its efforts to actively promote and protect human rights, advance sustainable economic and social development, improve people's living standard, protect the rights of the vulnerable groups, advance national reconciliation and combat terrorism.

Chinese Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador CHEN Xu extended China's strong support to Sri Lanka in his official statement in the Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka during the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council. 

The full text of the statement:

"As a friendly neighbor of Sri Lanka, China sincerely hopes that Sri Lanka maintains political stability, ethnic solidarity and national unity and wishes Sri Lanka greater achievements in its national development. We commend the government of Sri Lanka for its efforts to actively promote and protect human rights, advance sustainable economic and social development, improve people's living standard, protect the rights of the vulnerable groups, advance national reconciliation and combat terrorism.

It's the consistent stand of China to oppose politicization and double standards on human rights, as well as using human rights as an excuse in interfering in other countries' internal affairs. We are concerned about the clear lack of impartiality shown in the OHCHR's report to this session on Sri Lanka and express our regret over the failure of the OHCHR to use the authoritative information provided by the Sri Lankan government.

The so-called "preventive intervention" and the proposed targeted sanctions contained in the OHCHR's report are clear interference in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and exceed the mandate of the OHCHR. We hope that the HRC and the OHCHR will strictly follow impartiality, objectivity, non-selectivity and non-politicization principles, respect the sovereignty and political independence of all nations, respect the efforts of the nations for the protection and promotion of human rights, advocate constructive dialogue and cooperation, and abandon the practice of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and exerting political pressure."

Prior to the opening of the 46th Session of UNHRC, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wrote a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping requesting China's understanding and assistance on the resolution. On 24th February, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena also made a telephone call to Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to seek the continued solidarity and support. Wang Yi reiterated that China is willing to unswervingly support each other with Sri Lanka to jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, the basic norms governing international relations, and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter including non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.

 

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  • Mokan Friday, 26 February 2021 05:02 PM

    Ha Ha Ha Kettle calling the pot black

    Daya M Friday, 26 February 2021 08:50 PM

    China will get new contracts and access our natural resources Nothing left for our future generation

    B.Navaratne Friday, 26 February 2021 07:11 PM

    This guy must look at his back yard/

    Mueez Friday, 26 February 2021 07:35 PM

    Can anyone define the Chinese version of “human rights”

    Chandima Friday, 26 February 2021 07:42 PM

    The guardian of the world for Human Rights speaking. Don't they think for minute that this is detrimental to the image of this country? China will one day destroy my country to the extent that we will become a slave nation to China.

    VJ Friday, 26 February 2021 08:06 PM

    Who knows better, China helped Sri Lanka uphold and promote HR in the country, especially after the war.

    Right Friday, 26 February 2021 08:13 PM

    What a appreciation from a good friend of ours. Teach the West about the human rights.

    Kathir Friday, 26 February 2021 08:47 PM

    The world worst communist country praise the Military gouvernment in Sry Lanka like Myanmar

    Ramesh Friday, 26 February 2021 09:01 PM

    No wonder, both studied at the same school about human rights.


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