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China's positions on the 346 recommendations it received during last year's #ChinaUPR: 284 accepted and 62 not accepted "because they are inconsistent with China’s national conditions, contradictory with Chinese laws, politically biased or untruthful." lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/D…
China rejected the US's recommendation to stop interfering in the selection and education of religious leaders such as Tibetan lamas, saying the "reincarnation of Living Buddhas should be consistent with religious rituals, historical conventions and China’s laws and regulations."
#China refused to release and stop persecuting human rights defenders, saying "China is a country under the rule of law, and all its citizens are equal in front of law" and such requests are "an interference in China’s judicial sovereignty." #ChinaUPR
China says it is already implementing France's recommendation to "guarantee freedom of expression, assembly and association including in Hong Kong, and remove obstacles to freedom of information on the Internet, in particular for human rights defenders" #ChinaUPR
China says it is also implementing another of France's recommendation to "guarantee freedom of religion and belief, including in Tibet and in Xinjiang" #AlternativeFacts
China says it is already implementing Austria's recommendation to "Take the necessary measures to allow all citizens to enjoy the free exercise of religion or belief and to ensure that ethnic minorities can freely practise their religion and exercise their culture." #Lies
China says it's already implementing Costa Rica's recommendation to "guarantee the full exercise of the freedoms of association and expression of human rights defenders and minorities in accordance with international human rights law." Translation: guaranteed jail time
#China rejected most of the recommendations calling for an end to the mass incarceration and persecution of #Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in #Xinjiang and restrictions on basic freedoms in #Tibet. #ChinaUPR
Rejecting recs to allow unimpeded access by @UN_SPExperts, #China says it welcomes visits to Xinjiang and Tibet "by foreigners in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, but firmly opposes the practice of using the visits as an excuse" to interfere in its internal affairs.
China accepted to implement 5 out of 6 UPR recommendations on human rights issues in #HongKong. It refused to accept Indonesia's recommendation to ratify the migrant workers' rights treaty. @HongKongUPR @simjhenderson
#China says it has a "consistent position" on #HumanRightsDefenders -- it's true, the position is consistently abusive, consistently cruel, consistently intimidating, and consistently inconsistent with human rights law and standards. #ChinaUPR #HRC40
#China has accepted all six UPR recommendations concerning business and human rights, and stated that "Chinese companies operating overseas must observe local laws and regulations and refer to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights." #ChinaUPR #bizhumanrights
In rejecting a rec to ratify the treaty prohibiting enforced disappearances, #China stated that "Further observation is needed to ascertain the universality of this convention." Beijing should know that the prohibition of ED has arguably attained jus cogens status under int'l law
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