China’s Foreign Minister, on an official visit to Canada, demonstrated that China will not snivel before the hypocritical arrogance of the western human rights mafia.
In a joint press conference in Ottawa with Canada’s Foreign Minister Stephane Dion on June 1, a Canadian journalist asked a disgusting question of Dion, saying China was guilty of human rights violations, and destabilizing the region in the South China Sea, so “why is Canada pursuing closer ties with China?” He asked if Dion had raised human rights with Wang Yi.
Wang Yi intervened to say he also wanted to answer the journalist’s question, saying, according to a New York Times transcript:
“Your question is full of prejudice against China and arrogance from I don’t know where. This is totally unacceptable to me. Do you understand China? Have you ever been to China? Do you know that China has come from a poor and backward state and lifted more than 600 million people out of poverty? Do you know that China is now the world’s second biggest economy with $8,000 per capita? If it weren’t able to properly protect human rights, would China have achieved such great development? Do you know that China has incorporated protecting human rights into its Constitution?
“I want to tell you that it’s the Chinese people who most understand China’s human rights record – not you, but the Chinese people themselves. You have no right to speak on this. The Chinese people have the right to speak. So please don’t raise such irresponsible questions again. China welcomes all well-meaning suggestions, but we reject all groundless accusations.”