(ECNS) -- The U.S. is the primary cause of the global refugee crisis as it interferes in the domestic affairs of other countries and launches wars across the world, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning on Thursday.
China’s Xinhua News Agency on Thursday released a report entitled “U.S. Human Rights Abuse Against Refugees and Immigrants: Truth and Facts”. This came after Wednesday ’s “The United States’ Arbitrary Detention at Home and Abroad: Truth and Facts”.
Xinhua’s report reveals the U.S.’ poor track record and its lies and double standards regarding its past and present treatment of refugees and immigrants at home and abroad, Mao said.
The spokesperson pointed out that the U.S. is known to be a nation of immigrants, adding that none of the country’s political, economic, social, cultural and technological advances would have been possible without the enormous contribution of immigrants.
“However, throughout the country’s history, many immigrant communities were treated cruelly by the U.S. government. Recent years have even witnessed humanitarian disasters on refugees and immigrants in the US，”Mao said.
“The U.S. needs to seriously reflect on its terrible record on the issue of refugees and immigrants and correct its course, and make real efforts to improve the situations of refugees and immigrants，” she added.
Mao said the U.S. should stop all hegemonic and bullying practices and avoid creating new refugee crises in the world.