Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin's Remarks on the US' Recent Comment on Human Rights and Other Issues

Q: US Secretary of State Clinton delivered a speech on human rights and online freedom on the eve of the International Human Rights Day, making reference to Liu Xiaobo's case. US Ambassador to China Gary Locke made a similar speech. What is China's comment?

A: The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the basic rights of people of all ethnic groups and protects citizens' freedom of religious belief in accordance with law. It is universally recognized that China has made remarkable achievements in the cause of human rights. We would like to conduct human rights dialogue with the US side on the basis of equality and mutual respect but firmly oppose the US' interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues. We advise the US side to stop pointing the finger at others and reflect more on its own human rights problems.

China is a country under the rule of law and deals with relevant case in accordance with law. The US side has no right to interfere in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty.

The Chinese Government attaches importance to the development of the Internet and administers it according to law.

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