BEIJING: The Chinese government today filed a formal complaint with the United States after the country issued a statement calling for the release of imprisoned activists for defending human rights, just thirty years after the Tiananmen massacre .
“Some in the United States are too accustomed to criticizing third parties, and under the pretext of democracy and human rights they interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, while remaining blind to their own problems,” he said at his daily press conference. the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang.
In the aforementioned statement, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, asked Beijing to publicly acknowledge the “full” number of dead and missing in Tiananmen Square in 1989 to “bring comfort to the many victims of this dark chapter of the history”.
“We urge China to release all those who seek to exercise those rights and freedoms, stop the use of arbitrary detention and reverse those counterproductive policies that combine terrorism with religious and political expression,” Pompeo requested.
In this regard, Geng stressed that the text “maliciously attacks” the political system of China and “denigrates the religious and human rights conditions” of the Asian country, a gesture that, he added, “has damaged mutual trust between China and the United States.” “
“These people have no authority to criticize us, and any attempt to interfere in China’s domestic affairs or undermine its stability is doomed to failure,” the Chinese spokesman said.
In addition, the Foreign Ministry spokesman urged the US authorities to “take care of themselves” and to “manage their own affairs in an appropriate manner.”
“We ask the United States to stop damaging the mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries, and to stop making mistakes, one after the other,” said Geng.
He also referred to the statement issued by the European Union (EU), in which the high representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, asked the Asian country to release the activists arrested and convicted for their participation in the protests of the 4 of June.
A text that laments the lack of recognition to the deceased and that, according to Geng, “lacks foundation and interferes in the internal affairs of China”.
On whether it is possible that the disturbances of 1989 are reproduced again, the spokesman said that “nobody cares more about the future of the country and the happiness of the Chinese people than the Government and the Communist Party”.
“On the road to materialize the national rejuvenation, China will continue making new progress,” he said.
This Tuesday, June 4, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, when the People’s Liberation Army dispersed the student demonstrations in central Beijing with troops and tanks, and caused an unknown number of deaths, an unknown figure even thirty years later. (EFE)