BEIJING, Nov. 2 (CGTN) - China adheres to the concept of people-centered human rights, and the U.S. has no right or qualification to preach human rights, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin during Monday's regular press conference.
Wang made the remarks in response to the U.S. State Department's new human rights web page that accuses China of disrespecting human rights in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
One should have a comprehensive and objective understanding of the human rights situation in a country or region before discussing its related issues, Wang said.
The spokesperson stressed that China was elected as a member of the Human Rights Council for the term 2021-2023, and China has taken the strictest and most thorough measures to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the improvements in various aspects of Chinese people's daily life have proved that the country has made great achievements in the development of human rights, Wang said.
However, the U.S. side ignores all the facts and interferes in the internal affairs of other countries under the banner of human rights, Wang said, adding China firmly opposes such behavior and calls on the U.S. to correct its own problems with human rights issues such as racial discrimination, violent law enforcement, the abuse of prisoners and the sanctions and wars in other countries.