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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China-U.S. Ties

BEIJING () -- The United States risks damaging its improving ties with China by backing a UN resolution criticizing Beijing's human rights record, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Shen Guofang accused Washington of "conniving" with Denmark's plan to propose a resolution censuring Beijing at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, meeting in Geneva.

"This anti-China resolution will, I think, in the end become a rock that smashes on the Danish government's head. Denmark, the bird that pokes out its head, will suffer the most," Shen said.

China, backed by developing countries in the 53-nation commission, is likely to defeat the resolution.