EXPOUNDING CHINA'S PRINCIPLES
Mutual respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity and mutual respect and accommodation of core interests are the political basis for China to develop relations with other countries and international organizations.
During the tour, Wu elaborated on China's enormous progress in democracy, rule of law and human rights as well as in Tibet's socioeconomic development, saying China respects the development paths other nations choose for themselves.
Chinese citizens enjoy broad rights and freedoms according to law, Wu said, adding that a country's human rights practice will gain maximum public support only if it is based on the country's historical and cultural traditions and social and economic realities.
He said Tibet has been an inalienable part of China since ancient times and China stands firmly against any kind of contact and communication between any country's officials and the Dalai Lama, and strongly opposes any country or any individual trying to interfere with China's internal affairs through the Dalai Lama.
His hosts recognized China's progress in human rights, rule of law and other fields, and pledged not to support any form of "Tibet independence."【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】