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China Gathers Global South Support for UN Human Rights Review

China will be the subject of a Universal Public Review on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

The Chinese government is reportedly lobbying non-Western countries to support its human rights record as it faces a United Nations Human Rights Council review on Tuesday.

Diplomats told Reuters that China’s mission to the UN in Geneva sent memos to counterparts from non-Western countries to gather support ahead of the hearing – China’s first since 2018.

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