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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Is There A Comedian In The House?


Reuters AlertNet - China

U.N. Human Rights Commisssion The U.N. Commission on Human Rights currently meeting in Geneva was treated to some levity at a recent session.

Sha Zukang, China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva in a response to a charge of "backsliding" on Human Rights, told those assembled that they should read China's assessment of the U.S.'s Human rights record but warned that

"...you not to read it before you go to bed because you might have a nightmare."

He then went on to liken the United States to perhaps an Olympic great?:

"The U.S. is well-known for its racial discrimination, police brutality and mistreatment of detainees. If there is any world record, I am sure you are the champion,"

Finally Ambassador Sha showed the benevolent side of the People's Republic by offering to help out an old friend:

"We would suggest to the United States to buy a mirror and look at yourselves in it. China is a poor, developing country. If you don't have a mirror, we can buy one for you,"

Being a Communist Party member he is at least half way there with his "Groucho Marx" impersonations!!

Don't give up your day job! (me and him!)

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