China News Service, Beijing, March 15 (Reporter Huang Yuqin) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 15th that the United States has no right to call itself the so-called "human rights beacon" and "human rights defender", and China calls on the United Nations for human rights The Council, the Special Rapporteur on Torture have increased attention to gross human rights violations in the United States.

  A reporter asked a question. On March 11, the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council held a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture.

The Chinese representative expressed concern about the serious police violence and torture in the United States.

Can the spokesperson give further details on the situation?

  Zhao Lijian said that vicious incidents of violent law enforcement by the US police resulting in death have emerged one after another.

In 2021, more than 1,124 people will be killed by police violence in the United States, most of them killed by police in the context of nonviolent crime or even no crime.

The "Lancet" report shows that from 1980 to 2018, about 30,800 people died in the United States due to police violence, of which African Americans were 3.5 times more likely to die due to police violence than whites.

  Zhao Lijian said that the media often expose torture, ill-treatment and violence in various places of detention in the United States, including private prisons.

Guantanamo is notorious for systematic torture and torture.

Under the guise of the so-called "war on terror", the CIA has set up "black prisons" in many countries, secretly detaining so-called terrorist suspects, and engaging in arbitrary detention and torture to extract confessions.

Our spokesperson and Chinese media have also introduced many times about the "sea prison" composed of 17 US warships and the "black prison network" established in Lithuania and other countries. This is a typical example of the US prison system wantonly ravaging the rule of law and trampling on human rights. .

  He pointed out that the facts fully demonstrate that the United States has no right to claim to be the so-called "human rights beacon" and "human rights defender", let alone make irresponsible remarks about the human rights of other countries in the name of human rights.

China calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to pay more attention to the serious human rights violations committed by the United States, and urge the United States to take concrete measures to resolve the issue.

  Another reporter asked a question. A few days ago, the March Board of Directors of the International Atomic Energy Agency once again included issues related to nuclear submarine cooperation between the United States, Britain and Australia on the official agenda of the meeting, and the Chinese representative made a special speech under the agenda.

Can China give more details on the situation?

  Zhao Lijian said that the US-UK-Australia nuclear submarine cooperation poses a serious risk of nuclear proliferation, impacts the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, intensifies the arms race, and undermines regional peace and stability.

China is seriously concerned and firmly opposed to this.

  Zhao Lijian said that at the suggestion of the Chinese side, following the Board of Governors in November last year, the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency in March once again set up a separate formal agenda by consensus to discuss issues related to nuclear submarine cooperation between the United States, Britain and Australia.

This fully reflects the serious concerns of the international community, including members of the Council, on the cooperation of the three countries on nuclear submarines, and the three countries should not turn a blind eye.

  Zhao Lijian said that, as the Chinese representative pointed out at the meeting, the US-UK-Australia nuclear submarine cooperation concerns the integrity, effectiveness and authority of the NPT, and relevant safeguards concerns the interests of all member states of the agency and should be the responsibility of all members of the agency. countries to discuss and decide together.

To this end, China has suggested that the agency set up a special committee that all member states can participate in, conduct in-depth discussions on all relevant political, legal and technical issues, and submit a recommendation report to the agency board of directors and the General Assembly.

Before all parties reach a consensus, the United States, Britain and Australia should not carry out nuclear submarine-related cooperation, and the agency secretariat should not be the master of the member states and negotiate with the three countries on safeguards arrangements for nuclear submarine cooperation among the three countries without authorization.

  Zhao Lijian emphasized that China calls on all member states of the agency to continue to conduct substantive discussions on nuclear submarine cooperation between the United States, Britain and Australia through the intergovernmental process, and jointly defend the international nuclear non-proliferation system based on the "Non-Proliferation Treaty" with practical actions, and maintain international peace and harmony. Safety.

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