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Chinese turn to Hong Kong’s US Consulate for answers on human rights report

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 April, 2013, 2:02pm
UPDATED : Friday, 26 April, 2013, 4:11pm
 

Days after Beijing answered Washington’s critique of China’s human rights situation by issuing its own report on US human rights - an annual event in Sino-US relations - doubtful Chinese readers have turned to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong for answers.

The consulate posted an official response on Weibo on Thursday, which drew hundreds of comments and reposts.

The post explained the reasons why the US publishes its annual human rights report and why evaluation of its own situation is not included. 

In response to the question: “What happens when other countries issue reports on US human rights?,” it said:

“When the government, an individual or an organisation of a foreign country comments, monitors, or criticises human rights in US, we don’t consider it as interference of our domestic affairs. We take the suggestions seriously ”

On many occasions, China has urged the US to stop “interfering” in its internal affairs. One recent accusation was made by the Ministry of Environmental Protection after the US embassy in Beijing released independent air-quality readings of the capital.

The Weibo post by the US consulate in Hong Kong drew warm responses from Chinese readers, only to be censored on Friday.

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hongkiejj@malaysiaboleh
like I said earlier...the more we just ignore their one sided report....the less impact it will be.
there is absolutely no reason to go online to raise our opinion or to feel agitated.
whatever we do or say will not satisfied their criteria.
lets all just agree to treat that yearly report as trash and we move on. the center of gravity is no longer at the other part of the world. we have more pressing issues here.
chinaradioint
yes, the US takes the criticism seriously, such as Guantanamo Bay prison, were less than 200 are being detained without any trial for more than 10 years...... what a hypocrite!
johnyung
Yes they take it seriously and but you on the terrorist list as enemy of the state
lib_prc

The US knows all of the secrets of the Chinese civilization but China does not know many secrets of the US...although many Chinese people cherish contrary delusions...

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