From Press TV:
China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei urged Washington to focus on improving its own human rights conditions, saying, "We advise the US side to reflect on its own human rights issues and not to position itself as a preacher of human rights," the state-funded BBC reports.
China called the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq the explicit examples of America's violation of human rights.
"[The US should] stop using the issue of human rights reports to interfere in other countries' internal affairs," the Chinese politician added.
Hong says China welcomes talks about rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect. However, he added that Beijing resolutely opposes meddling in other countries' affairs, and that it also opposes US interference in China's internal affairs.
The development comes following the annual release of US State Department's report on human rights, which criticized China for rights abuses.
The American report, considered by many observers as more of a political document against countries not in good terms with the US, accused Beijing of stepping up restrictions on lawyers and journalists.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also claimed on Friday that Beijing's record on human rights was worsening.....read on