China rejects West standards on human rights
China says Western countries are turning blind eye to its political progress.
Berlin: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying has said that her government remains opposed to attempts by the West to impose its human rights standards on China.
In a recent interview with the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit, Fu said it seems "controversial and illogical" that Western countries acknowledge China`s economic success and contributions to efforts against the global financial crisis, while "definitely" turning a blind eye to China`s political progress.
The Xinhua further quoted her as saying that the West wants to say that China has achieved all these without the leadership of the government and the Communist Party, maybe in total anarchy.
"I still remember when I was an interpreter in the 1980s, human rights was always on the menu in our dialogues and our European guests brought lists of names with them," she said.
"Thirty years later, China has moved on, and so much has changed. In 2004, protection of human rights was incorporated into China`s Constitution. Many relevant laws and rules have been amended accordingly," Fu said.
"I really don`t hear much mentioning of China`s human rights progress," she said.
Fu believes that to know the real China, it`s not enough to "single out things you are interested in, or only listen to people who talk your talk”.