China News Agency, Beijing, July 13 (Reporter Huang Yuqin) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 13th that China urges relevant Western countries to seriously respond to the concerns of the international community, deeply reflect on them, and take practical measures to resolve systemic races. Ism and racial discrimination.

  A reporter asked a question. At the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, systemic racism and racial discrimination in Western countries received widespread attention.

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  Zhao Lijian said that on July 12, the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held a dialogue on the protection of human rights of Africans and people of African descent. Developing countries have condemned systemic racism and racial discrimination, and called on the international community to step up efforts to fight against Africa. Discrimination and violence of ethnic and Asian descent.

  He introduced that China made a joint speech on behalf of more than 50 countries, emphasizing that Africans and people of African descent, Asians and people of Asian descent have long been endangered by systemic racism, racial discrimination, and hate crimes.

Multilateral human rights institutions should take action to address both the symptoms and root causes of systemic racism and structural racial discrimination, and eliminate the historical legacy of slavery, the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and labor trafficking.

The international community should step up its efforts to combat racial discrimination and hate crimes against Asians and people of Asian descent. Political public figures should stop making racist remarks and fully protect the rights of Asians and people of Asian descent.

  Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese representative pointed out in his national speech that Africans and people of African descent still face systemic racism and racial discrimination in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and EU countries, and suffer severe discrimination and violence in law enforcement and judicial departments, and justice cannot be done. Get stretched.

In recent years, discrimination and hate crimes against Asians and people of Asian descent have increased sharply in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, and European Union countries. The incitement by politicians and the media can hardly be blamed.

The international community should no longer do nothing against systemic racism, and should not allow Africans and people of African descent, Asians and people of Asian descent to continue to suffer from discrimination and violence.

  "The UN Human Rights Commissioner Bachelet pointed out that the refusal of countries that benefited from slavery, the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial system to recognize their historical responsibilities is an important reason for the rampant racism and ethnic violence." Zhao Lijian said. Substantive measures should be taken to change discriminatory mechanisms and measures, hold accountable for racist crimes, provide compensation to victims, and achieve racial equality and justice at an early date.

  He pointed out that the Group of African States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Group of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Belarus have all condemned systemic racism and racial discrimination, and urged relevant countries to fully and effectively implement the Durban The Declaration and Program of Action, to eliminate the effects of historical issues such as slavery, the transatlantic slave trade, and colonialism, end police violence, prohibit the spread of incitement to racial discrimination, and effectively protect Africans and people of African descent, Asians and Asians The human rights of all people including descendants and indigenous people.

  Zhao Lijian emphasized that we urge relevant Western countries to seriously respond to the concerns of the international community, deeply reflect and take practical measures to solve the problem of systemic racism and racial discrimination, not only to promote and protect their own human rights, but also to promote the healthy development of international human rights. Some good things.

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