China News Service, Geneva, September 29. Li Song, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland, spoke at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the topic of "Negative Effects of Legacy of Colonialism on the Enjoyment of Human Rights" Speaking at the seminar, he urged the United States, Britain and other Western countries to reflect on the historical sin of colonialism and take actions to correct their mistakes.

  Li Song pointed out that colonialism is the historical original sin of the United States, Britain and other Western countries, the darkest moment in the history of global human rights, and a scar that cannot be healed in the history of human civilization.

Humanity has entered the 21st century, and the legacy of colonialism still exists widely, and the legacy is far away.

These countries must reflect on history and correct their mistakes.

  Li Song said that the human rights development path independently chosen by the former colonial countries should be respected.

In today's democratization of international relations, no country can bully, oppress and point fingers at other countries. China urges relevant countries to abandon the practice of interfering in other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues. Regime change in the name of human rights.

  At the same time, economic assistance to the former colonial countries should be increased.

The prosperity of colonial countries was built on the sacrifices of the former colonial countries, and their support for the former colonial countries was not a gift, but a moral responsibility.

In the context of the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, developed countries should take more concrete measures in debt relief, development assistance, technology transfer, etc., to help the general realization of the right to development of the former colonial countries.

  Li Song stressed the need to eradicate the ideological roots of colonialism.

Colonialism seems to have become a historical vocabulary, but there are still various manifestations in today's world, such as hegemonism, racism, and xenophobia.

All parties should uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, carry forward the common values ​​of all mankind, and promote the healthy development of the global human rights cause.

  Li Song said that the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution "Negative Impact of Legacy of Colonialism on the Enjoyment of Human Rights" submitted by China, which initiated the process of the Human Rights Council paying attention to and discussing this issue.

China calls on the Human Rights Council to continue to pay attention to this issue and play a greater role in effectively addressing the legacy of colonialism and promoting the development of the international human rights cause.