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Reuters: West criticises, China defends human rights record at U.N.

October 22, 2013

From Stephanie Nebehay and Sui-Lee Wee with Reuters, “West criticises, China defends human rights record at U.N.”:

Activists voiced disappointment at China's position at the session. On Friday, its delegation is due to say which of the Council's recommendations it will accept or reject.

"I think that there wasn't really an openness to criticism," Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, told a news briefing. "It was clear from the Chinese delegation's responses that 'objective and frank' meant no criticism, or at least no criticism that they didn't control."

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