US told to reflect on own record
Fri, Feb 27, 2009
The Straits Times

By Peh Shing Huei, China Bureau Chief

BEIJING: The Chinese government hit back at the United States yesterday, telling Washington to stop proclaiming itself as a human rights guardian.

The US should instead pay attention to its own human rights record and stop using the issue as an excuse to meddle in the internal affairs of other countries, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu at a regular press conference.

He was reacting to a reporter's question on the US State Department's 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which was presented to the US Congress yesterday.

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