2005年 12月8 日
Press Release of the Embassy of
People's Republic of China in the U.S.A
December 8, 2005
Remarks made by Mr. Qiu Xuejun, Counselor and Consul General of Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.A. regarding the Anna Mae He case.
On November 23, 2005, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee in its opinion upheld a decision, made by the Tennessee Chancery Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis, to terminate the parental rights of the two Chinese citizens of Shaoqiang He and Qin Luo to their first-born child, Anna Mae He.
Mr. Qiu Xuejun, Counselor and Consul General of Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.A. made the following remarks regarding the ruling concerned. He says that the Chinese Embassy is very disappointed and concerned about the ruling, and expresses regret over it. Parental rights are universally acknowledged to be part of the basic human rights. Anna Mae He, being returned to and taken care of by his parents is in her best interests. The Chinese Embassy has been following the case closely in the past. The Counselor and Consul General of Embassy has written letters to the judicial organs concerned of the U.S. on many occasions, asking the handling of the case in a fair and just manner, the consuls of the Embassy have attended court hearings many times. The Embassy will continue to follow closely the legal proceedings of the case and render necessary consular assistance to the He's family.(end)