摘要：Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao says China strongly opposes the issues raised in the report which irrationally condemns human rights in China. China has demanded the United States stop interfering with China's internal affairs and to think about putting its own house in order.
[teaser: China shows strongest opposition against the US charges on its human rights record.
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"It makes no good to better Sino-US relations."]
China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and opposition to a recent US human rights report.
The annual global report from the US state department accuses China of muting dissent, suppressing religious rights and restricting freedom of speech.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao termed the remarks "irresponsible" and said they would not help to improve Sino-US relations nor would they increase human rights dialogue between the two countries.
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"China has made extensive progress in the human rights arena in the past years, both in economic, political and social life. Moreover, the country has put protection of human rights into the Constituion, laying legal framework for the well being of its people."
Liu Jianchao insisted that China is sparing no effort to improve its status on human rights in order to build a harmonious society.
He also once again urged Washington to acknowledge all the facts about China, and to stop using human rights to interfere in China's internal affairs.
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"We hereby remind the US government to look at problems of human rights abuses existing domestically, and think about putting its own house in order."
Liu Jinchao called for human rights dialogue between China and the US to continue on an equal footing and in a non-confrontational fashion to narrow differences.