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Global Split At China’s Human Rights Review

United Nations Human Rights Council during the review of China's rights record at the UN Offices at Geneva on January 23, 2024. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

The UN Human Rights Council’s current hearing on China’s human rights record is exposing a global split. The Universal Periodic Review process happens once every 4.5 years for all member states.

However, China’s turn has drawn particular attention, with numerous countries lining up to weigh in. The hearing makes clear that China is building support among Global South countries.

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