360° Coverage : China, US hold dialogue on human rights

China, US hold dialogue on human rights

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China and the US have held discussions on human rights, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

Aug 2 2013, 11:00pm CDT | by IANS

China, US hold dialogue on human rights
Photo Credit: ORLANDO SIERRA, Getty Images

Beijing, Aug 3 — China and the US have held discussions on human rights, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

The talks were held in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province, Xinhua reported.

The Chinese delegation was headed by a foreign ministry official and the US team was led by a State Department official, the ministry said.

The two sides conducted frank, in-depth, comprehensive and constructive discussions on the protection of human rights and national concerns, international cooperation in human rights, justice and human rights, freedom of expression and privacy rights protection, according to the ministry.

The Chinese side introduced the country's achievements in democracy and the rule of law, improvement of people's livelihood, protection of minority rights, promotion of the coordinated development of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.

The US affirmed China's progress in promoting economic and social development and poverty alleviation.

China said the dialogue on human rights was meaningful for building a new type of relationship between major powers.

It said the dialogue should be guided by mutual respect, equality, mutual non-interference in internal affairs.

The Chinese side said the country's human rights situation was in its best period in history and China was a country ruled by law.

It urged the US to respect China's judicial sovereignty and stop bothering Beijing on some isolated cases.

The Chinese side also raised the issues of racial discrimination, lack of protection of indigenous rights, use of torture against terrorism, poor prison conditions and other issues within the US.

The US delegation also visited a minority village, a women's prison, a mosque and a temple in Yunnan, and the Supreme People's Court and the State Bureau of Religious Affairs in Beijing.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

President Obama will be on Late Show with David Letterman for the Final Time
President Obama will be on Late Show with David Letterman for the Final Time
The will mark Obama's third appearance as president and eighth overall on the show
 
 
Hillary Clinton Calls for Police Body Cameras
Hillary Clinton Calls for Police Body Cameras
The presidential hopeful talked long and hard about police brutality all day
 
 
Clinton Foundation under Scrutiny over Alleged Tax Forms Evasion
Clinton Foundation under Scrutiny over Alleged Tax Forms Evasion
Clinton Foundation admitted that they have not given the names of individual contributors under the Canadian and that has led to misplaced evaluation of money from program specific funds to go around the foundation
 
 
28 Colleges are Closing in the United States
28 Colleges are Closing in the United States
The colleges are all part of the Corinthian College System.