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A Strange Controversy in Liberia Over a Joint Statement Denouncing Chinese Human Rights in Xinjiang

For some inexplicable reason, the Liberian Observer, one of the country’s leading dailies, published an article on Monday about China’s “disappointment” with Monrovia for joining 42 other countries at the United Nations to sign a French-led statement “on the human rights situation in Xinjiang.”

That story was notable because it marked one of the first times that an African country other than eSwatini, who still maintains diplomatic ties with Taiwan, signed on to one of the regular joint statements led by either the U.S. or European countries criticizing China for human rights policies in Xinjiang.

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