Nearly Twice As Many Countries Support China's Human Rights Policies Than Are Against It

Posted on AllSides October 8th, 2020
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Ajoint statement by 39 countries expressing "grave concerns" about China's human rights policies in Xinjiang and Hong Kong was swiftly overwhelmed by a series of rebuttals by nearly double the amount of signatories at the United Nations on Tuesday.

After German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen addressed the U.N. General Assembly Third Committee on behalf of countries including the United States and United Kingdom, China's permanent representative Zhang Jun—backed by the likes of Pakistan, Cuba and Russia—fired back a lengthy response, accusing major Western nations of "selective blindness and double standards."


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