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China, on behalf of 26 countries, criticizes U.S., other Western countries for violating human rights
 
A Chinese envoy on Oct. 5 made a joint statement at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, on behalf of 26 countries, criticizing the United States and Western countries for violating human rights, calling for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, and expressing grave concern on systematic racial discrimination.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, made the statement on behalf of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cuba, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Laos, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China's envoy to UN criticizes West on rights
 
China's ambassador to the United Nations criticized the United States and other Western countries on Oct. 5 for what he called human rights violations, "unilateral coercive measures" and systemic racial discrimination.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the statement on behalf of 26 countries.
 
From: China Daily
 
Envoy showcases China's human rights achievements
 
China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, on Oct. 6 showcased his country's historic achievements on human rights at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
 
Since the founding of the People's Republic 71 years ago, the Chinese people have made a great leap forward from standing up to getting rich and becoming strong, and made real achievements in human rights, Zhang told the General Debate of the committee.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Attempt of U.S., other countries to smear China's human rights record fails again at UN
 
The attempt of the United States and some other countries to smear China's human rights record failed again on Oct. 6 after numerous countries spoke in support of China at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
 
The United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and some other countries made unfounded accusations against China on issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
 
From: Xinhua
 
UN envoy hits back at Western smears
 
The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations said on Oct. 6 that the attempt by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and several other countries to smear China's human rights record at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee is doomed to fail.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, resolutely rebutted the "groundless accusations" the countries made against China and their "wrongful acts of interfering in China's internal affairs on the excuse of human rights, and provoking confrontation among member states."
 
From: China Daily
 
On human rights, Western countries not eligible to judge others, says China
 
China on Oct. 7 refuted some Western countries' slanders on issues related to its Hong Kong and Xinjiang, saying it would never accept "an instructor" on human rights and opposes double standards.
 
As some Western countries have behaved badly in their own human rights situation, "What right do they have to make carping comments on the human rights situation of other countries?" Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying asked in a statement.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese envoy rejects US accusations at UN
 
A Chinese envoy on Oct. 7 rejected accusations against China by US permanent representative to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
 
The United States once again made groundless accusations against China, and abused the UN platform to spread rumors and provoke confrontation for the purpose of its domestic politics, said Dai Bing, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. "China firmly opposes and totally rejects the accusations."
 
From: Xinhua
 
Human Rights Council elections to be held in UN General Assembly Hall
 
The elections for the United Nations Human Rights Council will be held in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Hall on Oct. 13, according to Brenden Varma, spokesman for the UNGA president.
 
"These are the first elections of the 75th session (of the UNGA), and the first to be held in this manner by the General Assembly," Varma said on Oct. 12 at the regular briefing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China elected to Human Rights Council for 2021-2023
 
China on Oct. 13 was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2021-2023 in the election held at the 75th United Nations General Assembly.
 
"China expresses heartfelt gratitude to member states for their support and warmly congratulates other elected members," according to a press release issued by the Chinese mission to the United Nations.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Cooperation stressed after UN rights council vote
 
China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Oct. 13 expressed "heartfelt gratitude to member states for their support" after the country secured a seat for a three-year term on the Human Rights Council in an election during the 75th UN General Assembly.
 
"China always attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights. Following a path with Chinese characteristics, China has made great achievements in human rights development," said a statement released by the delegation, which also extended warm congratulations to other elected members.
 
From : China Daily
 
Tibet achieves 'major victory' in poverty relief
 
There is no so-called forced transfer of labor in the Tibet autonomous region, Qizhala, chairman of the regional government, said on Oct. 15, pointing out that farmers and herdsmen were eager to leave their hometowns to take up vocational training in order to enhance their skills and boost their incomes.
 
Speaking at a news conference in Lhasa, the region's capital, on Tibet's poverty alleviation work, Qizhala gave the example of Shuanghu county, where herding cattle and sheep used to be the only source of employment.
 
From: China Daily Global
 
China urges Pompeo to stop fabricating lies about China
 
China on Oct. 15 urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to respect facts and stop fabricating all sorts of lies about China.
"Otherwise, he will only further damage his own credibility, and undermine the US national image and interests," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Oct. 15.
Zhao made the remarks at regular press conference on Oct. 15 when asked to comment on Pompeo's recent accusation against the Chinese government of violating the human rights of its people.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China opposes US appointment of Tibet affairs official
 
China expressed opposition on Oct. 15 against the United States appointing a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, urging Washington to stop undermining the development and stability of the region or using the issue to interfere in China's domestic affairs.
 
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Oct. 14 that Robert Destro, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, would assume the post.
 
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a daily news conference Tibet affairs are China's internal affairs that brook no external interference.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
US sanctions on Xinjiang firms are an 'act of blatant bullying'
 
The United States has trampled on international laws, Chinese business interests and labor rights by arbitrarily sanctioning several enterprises in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on "massive forced labor" grounds, a senior Xinjiang official said on Oct. 16.
 
Askhar Tursun, deputy head of the region's commerce department, said they are indignant about, and strongly opposed to, such a move, which is a hideous manifestation of US "long arm jurisdiction" in Chinese territory.
 
The response came as the US Department of Commerce this year slapped sanctions on multiple Xinjiang businesses, citing "forced labor" concerns. Affected businesses include Aksu Huafu Color Spinning Co, Changji Esquel Textile Co and Hotan Taida Apparel Co.
 
From: China Daily
 
Ethnic unity, human rights protection in Xinjiang obvious to all: spokesperson
 
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's achievements in economic and social development, poverty alleviation, ethnic unity and harmony, and human rights, and the outcome of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts are there for all to see, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Oct. 26.  
 
Diplomatic envoys posted in China from 20 Arab states and the Arab League toured Xinjiang from Oct. 19 to 22. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing while answering a query about the just-concluded visit of Arab envoys to Xinjiang.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Report refutes 'forced labor' accusations
 
The poverty alleviation policy in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region meets the needs of the population and there is no such thing as "forced labor" in the region, according to a report released on Oct. 26 by Southwest University of Political Science and Law.
 
The report from the Chongqing-based university's Human Rights Institute is the latest response to claims by US and Australian think tanks that China has widely forced ethnic minorities in Xinjiang to work under the guise of poverty alleviation projects.
 
From: China Daily
 
Xinjiang migrant workers work to pursue happy life, self development: report
 
The outbound migrant workers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region are all voluntary and have vastly improved the quality of life and enjoyed more development opportunities, according to a report.
 
The report, titled "Investigation Report on the Situation of Xinjiang Outbound Young Migrant Workers of All Ethnic Groups," was based on a combination of field investigations, questionnaires, and in-depth interviews conducted by a research team of the Human Rights Institute of Southwest University of Political Science & Law.
 
From: Xinhua
 
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