The Chinese government has properly handled the issues related to the illegal entry of North Koreans in accordance with China's law, international law and the principle of humanitarianism, according to Lu.
The remarks came after Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, said Friday that he was "alarmed" by the alleged increase of repatriations of North Koreans from China, AFP reported.
"We urge UN's human rights mechanism to abide by the principles in the UN Charter and relevant people to fulfill their duties in a fair and objective manner," said Lu.
"We also urge it to respect the normal law enforcement of China's judicial organizations," Lu added.
This article was first published in the Global Times.