China will adhere to the cooperative spirit of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and is willing to work with the
international community in building a harmonious, friendly and fair
human rights culture, a senior Chinese diplomat said in Geneva on
Li Baodong, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Office in
Geneva (UNOG), said that promoting and safeguarding human rights is
an endless process, and every country faces unique or common
challenges in this process.
He said the 47-state UN Human Rights Council holds an ineludible
responsibility in facing the various human rights challenges in the
The ambassador was addressing the sixth regular session of the
UN human rights body, resumed at the UNOG Monday after a suspension
He said the Human Rights Council should be a fair, objective and
firm body in order to live up to the high expectations of the world
and send a united and powerful message to those who need help.
"History has witnessed not only the great progress of China's
human rights cause, but also the huge efforts the Chinese
government has made in promoting international cooperation and
dialogue in the human rights field," Li told delegates of the
"China has the determination and confidence to make new progress
in the human rights cause," he added.
(Xinhua News Agency December 11, 2007)