China promises cooperation with United Nations on human rights

China promises cooperation with United Nations on human rights
 

China will cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body it has had testy relations with over the years, and invite its representatives to visit the country as appropriate, the government said in a policy paper on Thursday.
President Xi Jinping's administration has tightened control over civil society, citing a need to boost security and stability, in what activists say is the most sweeping crackdown on dissent in decades, with dozens jailed.
China frequently faces censure at the U.N. rights body, and has refused to allow in some U.N.-appointed envoys. Others have... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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