BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China has urged the United States to stop using human rights as an excuse to interfere in China's internal affairs, after the U.S. published a human rights report.
The U.S. State Department published a report on human rights practices for 2013 on Thursday. The report made accusations about China's political and judicial systems, ethnic issues and other areas.
In a written statement on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang slammed the report. "The Chinese people have the best say on the issue regarding the human rights situation in China."
The U.S. always likes to lecture other countries on their internal affairs, but never mention its own problems, said Qin, saying the U.S. was adopting double standards.
He said China is willing to conduct dialogue and communication with other countries on human rights issues on the basis of equality and mutual respect.
"China is firmly opposed to using human rights issues to interfere in other countries' internal affairs," said the spokesman.