March 15, 2016 -- U.S. tries to exert pressure on China by inviting the 14th Dalai Lama to attend a human rights conference built around Nobel peace prize winners in Geneva.
The conference was billed as a side event to the ongoing U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, where the U.S. and other countries on Friday expressed concerns about human rights in China.
In response, Ambassador Fu Cong said: "It should be noted that the United States is notorious for its abuses and torture at prisons at Guantanamo Bay; gun violence is rampant; the problem of racism is its deep-rooted malaise. Besides, the United States conducts large-scale extraterritorial surveillances; its use of drones caused a huge number of civilian casualties, including foreign nationals; its military troops in foreign countries commit rape and murder of local people. The United States also conducts abductions and operates black jails abroad."
"There is no universal road for human rights development. Each country has to find its own road based on its national conditions. China has found its human rights development road with Chinese characteristics and made significant achievements," said Ye Xiaowen, vice chairman of China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS).
The 14th Dalai Lama is a political exile who has long been engaged in activities to split China under the pretext of religion.
Translators: QU Yungui and LIU Qiang