65 countries including Sri Lanka issue joint statement in UNHRC against interference in China’s internal affairs
Posted on September 25th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, September 25 (newsin.asia): 65 countries, including Sri Lanka and Pakistan made a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Friday against interference in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of advocating human rights, a newsletter issued by the Chinese embassy in Colombo said.

The Global Times said that the joint statement by the 65 countries was delivered by Pakistan. The statement stressed that respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states and non-interference in internal affairs of sovereign states represent basic norms governing international relations.

Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet related issues are China’s internal affairs that brook no interference by any external forces. The joint statement reiterates support for China’s implementation of one country, two systems” in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.”

All parties should abide by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity, respect the right of the people of each state to choose independently the path for human rights development in accordance with their national conditions, and treat all human rights with the same emphasis, said the joint statement.

It also called upon all states to uphold multilateralism, solidarity and collaboration, and to promote and protect human rights through constructive dialogue and cooperation.

The joint statement emphasized that the 65 countries oppose politicization of human rights and double standards. They also oppose unfounded allegations against China out of political motivation and based on disinformation, and interference in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.

GCC Joins Chorus

In addition, six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a joint letter supporting China’s position. More than 20 countries expressed their support to China in their national statements.

Altogether, nearly 100 countries expressed their understanding and support for China’s legitimate position, Global Times said in its report.

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One Response to “65 countries including Sri Lanka issue joint statement in UNHRC against interference in China’s internal affairs”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    It is heartening to read that nations support China against Powers intent on harm. Having said that the historical relationship between the US and China is extremely complex with many shades of Gray.

    -The Tibetan issue can only be outlined. The Great Game to limit Russia included gaining an agreement with Tibet but China had a preexisting agreement with Tibet and suffered defeat from the Opium wars. After England and France looted and burned down the Summer palace in 1860 and forced the Qing dynasty to sign a series of treaties, China called the following years ” the century of humiliation. It is in this light that England forced the Dalai Lama to sign agreements in 1904.

    -But when China invaded and annexed Tibet in the 1950’s one could hear a pin drop from the dead silence that the West gave .There was no concerted effort to “rescue” Tibet. It is as if America, England and France made about face from the belligerent attitude of the 19th century.

    It becomes shocking when Nixon opened relations with Maoist China in 1971. A quick breakdown of the events of 1971.
    in July 1971 the Ping Pong delegation from the US visited Beijing
    In September 1971 Kissinger visited Beijing and dined with Mao
    In October 1971 the US made China into a Security Council member removing it from the General Assembly. That forced Democratic Taiwan to leave the Security Council where it was since 1945 when the UN formed.
    The most amazing aspect is that this change took place..during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) The millions who died from that did not faze DC

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