China‘s reaction to the UN Human Rights Council, “there is no need for ‘preachers’ to patronize!”
Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country’s human rights record, telling a visiting UN official that “there is no need for ‘preachers’ to patronize in other countries.”
According to the news of CNN International, Xi had a video call with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
Bachelet, who is in China for a six-day tour, is expected to visit the far western region of Xinjiang, where the Chinese government is facing charges of mass detention, forced assimilation, forced labor and forced sterilization against Uighurs and other people.
Xi told Bachelet that China’s human rights development “is in line with its national circumstances.”
Speaking with Bachelet, Xi Jinping said, “No country is perfect when it comes to human rights, there is no need for ‘preachers’ to patronize in other countries, there is no need to politicize the issue, no need to practice double standards, or use that as an excuse to interfere with other countries.”
It was reported that no international journalists would accompany Bachelet on her trip.