China News Service, Beijing, August 16 (Reporter Huang Yuqin Liang Xiaohui) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference on August 16.
A reporter asked: Recently, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reviewed the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the United States.
Public records show that UN experts have criticized deep-rooted racial discrimination in the United States during their deliberations.
What is China's comment?
Wang Wenbin: As a signatory to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States has long been keen to concoct lies and rumors of racial discrimination in other countries and use them as a tool for hegemony export and political manipulation, but it has never faced up to the stubborn disease of racial discrimination in the United States. terminally ill.
This time, the deliberations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination undoubtedly sounded the alarm again to the US government.
We have noted that during the deliberation, experts of the Commission pointed out that the US Declaration of Independence declares that all people are created equal, but the reality is that there is serious discrimination against African Americans in US laws and public policies.
The United States claims to be committed to promoting the cause of global elimination of racial discrimination, but the tragedy of Freud's tragic death occurred in its own country. The United States should start from itself and take concrete actions to eradicate the scourge of racial discrimination.
Experts have criticized the current issues of racial discrimination in the United States, including: ethnic minorities and indigenous people in the United States are more than 300% more likely to be killed by police violence than whites Participation and representation in political life is too low; hate crimes against minorities in the United States have increased significantly, but most hate crimes have not been filed or convicted; in addition, there are excessive use of force and forced detention of immigrants in the process of US border enforcement and deportation of non-citizens without trial.
As Duck Wahl, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program, put it, the review process showed that the United States "has failed on almost every issue involving racial justice."
The United States prides itself as a human rights "teacher" who disdains other countries, but it does not know that it has long been regarded as a "poor student" in human rights in the eyes of the international community.
According to reports, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will issue its concluding observations on the report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in the United States in September, and we will wait and see.