China Daily: China calls out hypocrisy in Western human rights argument

One quote in this story serves as an important reminder that questioning one country’s human rights record opens the door to being criticised.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday, “They use human rights as a tool of bullying and political manipulation while trying to cover up their own human rights abuses.”

These words are a powerful reminder that human rights remain a vexing challenge in the West. One need to look only at what’s been happening in the U.S. for an example.

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