Us senior officials refer to China's lack of religious freedom. Hua Chunying rarely refutes the old
Reporter: It is reported that the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee, Chuck Glasley, recently published an article in the U.S. Political Journal, accusing China of serious violations of the human rights of religious minorities, calling religious freedom and war a core part of U.S. -China relations. What is China's comment on this?
Hua Chunying: Frankly speaking, when I read the relevant reports, I was very surprised and regretted that the members concerned were seriously ignorant and prejudiced against China. I was very dissatisfied and strongly opposed to their groundless accusations about China. I don't know how much the congressman knows about Chinese national and religious knowledge. Has he ever been to China? He knows how many nationalities there are in China. How many religions? How many religious citizens? How many religious places? There are 56 ethnic groups in China. The total population of 55 ethnic minorities except the Han nationality is 11.37 million. China mainly has religions such as Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity. There are nearly 200 million religious citizens, more than 380,000 religious staff and 140,000 places of religious activities registered according to law. China fully guarantees the rights of ethnic minorities to use and develop their own languages and languages, including the Constitution, which contains about 40 laws and regulations. China's ethnic and religious policies have been supported and supported by the people of all ethnic groups in the country. It is an undeniable fact that the Chinese people of all nationalities enjoy full freedom of religion according to law.
I would also like to ask the U.S. congressman how much he knows about the human rights situation of his ethnic minorities in the United States. According to Gallup and Pew Research Center polls, 42 percent of Americans expressed extreme concern about racial relations with the United States, 58 percent said racism was a major problem in American society, and 75 percent of adult Muslims said there was a lot of discrimination against Muslims in American society. A quarter of Africans and a tenth of Hispanics say they are harassed for racial or ethnic reasons. The ethnic minorities in the United States are in a comprehensive disadvantage in terms of employment and salary. Racial wealth gap is widening and racial hatred crimes are increasing.
There is an old saying in China: wise men know, wise men know. We hope that relevant people of the United States can know themselves and others objectively and comprehensively, and do more constructive things to promote mutual understanding and trust between the people of China and the United States, and to promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries.