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U.S. has no qualifications or right to pose as "human rights preacher:" FM
 
The United States has neither the qualifications nor the right to pose as a "human rights preacher," nor should it become a spreader of political viruses and a disseminator of false information, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Nov. 2.
 
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing in response to the U.S. State Department accusing China of violating human rights in areas related to Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and religious freedom.
 
From: Xinhua
 
US human rights record criticized at UN session
 
The United States' human rights record was examined by a working group session of the UN Human Rights Council on Nov. 9, with many countries criticizing the US human rights situation and proposing recommendations to the country.
 
Representatives of more than 110 countries spoke at the session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group, or UPR. They urged the US to eliminate all kinds of discrimination based on race, religion and gender, combat hate speech and religious intolerance, reform the judiciary, eliminate police violence, change a policy of isolating migrant children from their parents, and protect the right to health of the public during epidemics.
 
From: China Daily
 
Report accuses US of double standard
 
In the name of so-called human rights, religion, ethnicity, democracy and freedom, the United States has been pushing the internationalization of secessionism in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a report said.
 
It has also provided support to separatist forces in Taiwan, the Tibet autonomous region and Hong Kong to contain the development of China, which it sees as a "strategic rival", according to the report published on Nov. 10 by the Institute for Central Asia Studies, part of the Center for National Security Studies at Lanzhou University.
 
From: China Daily
 
Law boosting benefits for veterans OK'd
 
The top legislature passed a law on support for veterans on Nov. 11 that will comprehensively improve benefits for those who have served in the armed forces.
 
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress reviewed the law's third draft on Nov. 10 and adopted it on Nov. 11. The law will take effect on Jan 1.
 
From: China Daily
 
HK slams 'groundless accusations' made in report
 
The central government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government have slammed the "groundless accusations" made in the United Kingdom's latest report on the HKSAR.
 
Saying that the UK is the real culprit who undermined the "one country, two systems" principle, they urged British politicians "to wake up from colonial nostalgia "and stop interfering and applying double standards on China's internal affairs.
 
In the report released on Nov. 23, British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab claimed the implementation of the National Security Law in the HKSAR had violated the SAR's "one country, two systems" principle and also its high degree of autonomy.
 
At a news conference in Beijing on Nov. 24, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned unfounded accusations included in the report, stressing that the UK has no right to interfere in Hong Kong affairs.
 
From: China Daily
 
UN chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society
 
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Nov. 30 called for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery.
 
The UN chief was addressing countries that are parties to the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which he stressed can only be fully implemented by tackling the obstacles, injustices and discrimination that this population experiences.
 
From: Xinhua
 
UN: COVID-19 pandemic has amplified human rights abuses on nearly 40 million people
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the risk of violence, discrimination and rights abuses on nearly 40 million people internally displaced or affected by conflict around the world, various international agencies said on Nov. 30.
 
From: CGTN
 
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