China says stance of US official on human rights resolution "arrogant"

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-26 21:02:53|Editor: Jiaxin
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BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese foreign ministry Monday refuted the remarks of a U.S. official regarding a UN resolution titled "promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights," which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last Friday.

"The U.S. official's remarks are very unreasonable, and it demonstrates some people's ignorance and arrogance," said foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a daily pres briefing in response to U.S. diplomat Jason Mack's remarks that China "tries to glorify its own idea of mutually beneficial cooperation."

The China-proposed resolution, in which states were called to uphold multilateralism and work together to promote mutually beneficial cooperation, gained 28 "yes" votes after Mack called for a vote. The single "no" vote was from the United States.

"The resolution reflects the common will of the international community," Hua said, adding that the resolution was conducive to increasing the voice of developing countries in the field of international human rights.

The resolution recognizes "the importance of fostering international relations based on mutual respect, fairness, justice and mutually beneficial cooperation, with the aim of building a community of shared future for human beings."

"China stands ready to strengthen dialogue and communication with all sides, including the United States, to inject positive energy into the development of the international human rights cause," Hua said.