Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

IDB Scholarship Program: Application form can be downloaded from here

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » international

China snubs report on human rights, tells US to stop prying

Sunday April 10, 2011 04:00:31 PM, IANS

Beijing: China has urged the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues. The comment came after the US criticised China in its latest report on the status of human rights around the world.

"China and the US have disagreements on human rights issues, about which we are willing to engage in dialogues based on equality and mutual respect," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Saturday.

"But we are firmly against interfering in our internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues," Hong said. He added that China enjoys extensive freedom and rights.

His comment came after the US State Department Friday released its 2010 report on the status of human rights around the world.

The spokesman urged the US to reflect more on its own human rights issues rather than acting as a "preacher of human rights". "The US should stop interfering in other country's internal affairs with human rights report," China Daily quoted Hong as saying.

The report highlights 'positive' trends, but also suggests "China is spearheading trends in global repression", the Christian Science Monitor said.

China in particular is cited as a country where officials are spearheading trends in global repression such as cracking down on activists, limiting internet access and repressing minorities, it said.

While releasing the report card of more than 190 countries, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said respecting human rights leads to more stable and prosperous societies.

"Societies flourish when they address human-rights problems instead of suppressing them," the Monitor quoted her as saying. "Freedom from fear makes economies grow as citizens invest, innovate, and participate," she said.

"In recent months, we have been particularly inspired by the courage and determination of the activists in the Middle East and North Africa, and in other repressive societies who have demanded peaceful democratic change and respect for their individual human rights," Clinton said.

Critics, however, say the US overlooks the very rights it advocates when dealing with some countries, in particular those that pose a particular national security interest.

Two recent examples are Yemen and Bahrain: Yemen because of concerns about the presence of Al Qaeda and Bahrain because of the stationing there of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, the Monitor noted.

Global rights organization Amnesty International Friday welcomed the release of the report and said the US should consider it as a "road map" for "reforming" relations with governments in the Middle East and North Africa.





  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Lokpal Bill will be introduced in monsoon session: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government will introduce the Lokpal Bill in parliament during the monsoon session  »

Anna Hazare to end fast, government bends

 Jantar Mantar in festive mood after 'people's victory'


  Most Read

At the Risk of Heresy: Why I am not Celebrating with Anna Hazare

At the risk of heresy, let me express my profound unease at the crescendo of   »

  A flirting Modern Day Nero and submissive Modern Day Gandhi

Kashmir militancy down, militants can join talks: Pillai

The largest Kashmiri guerrilla group, the Hizbul Mujahideen, has been "almost" vanquished now and if the militant leadership based in Pakistani Kashmir wants to join the peace process, they can, says  »

Pakistan's reciprocity helped peace moves: Pillai


  News Pick

Supreme Court slams lapses in medical college admissions

In an apparent expression of its exasperation over the state of medical education in the country, the Supreme Court slammed the authorities for ignoring the admission procedures and virtually selling the seats.  »

Thousands join funeral of slain Kashmiri religious leader

Thousands of mourners joined the 'Nimaz-e-Jinaza' (funeral prayers) of Kashmiri religious leader Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, who was killed in a powerful  »

Maulana who opposed stone pelting - and died for it

To counter hatred, Sikh crafts replicas of global shrines

Shaken by the 1984 riots against his community, a 62-year-old Sikh artist has been trying to bring people of different faiths under one roof. He does this by showing replicas of prominent shrines from 42 countries crafted by him.   »

Hundreds of protesters injured in Yemen, Al Jazeera TV's Sana'a office sealed

Hundreds of protesters were wounded in police action in Yemen's capital while demanding an immediate end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh rule, Xinhua reported Sunday. They  »

Gujarat shootout case: Supreme Court orders CBI probe

In a setback to the Gujarat government, the Supreme Court Friday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the 2006 killing of Tulsiram Prajapati, a witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh  »


Picture of the Day

Farooq Naikwadi, a counselor for Civil Services exams, addressing a workshop on the topic at Abdullah Ash Shae Auditorium, Mansoora in Malegaon April 09, 2011




RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.