CCP Uses “Joint Statement” to Defend UN Report on Xinjiang

It is reported on September 13th that at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council on the same day, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) read out a statement in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) shamelessly “criticized” the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region report. Although this was a joint statement by some 20 countries expressing support for the CCP, it did not receive as much support as had been expected.

The report, released on August 31st by the UN Human Rights Office, said the Chinese Government is committing “serious human rights violations” in Xinjiang and noted that the arbitrary and discriminatory detention of ethnic minorities, including Uighurs, could amount to crimes against humanity.

Diplomatic sources said democratic countries are considering historic motions against the CCP, including the possibility of establishing an investigative mechanism during the UN Human Rights Council meeting. The United States, Canada, the European Union, and others expressed concern about human rights issues in Xinjiang at the meeting on September 13th.

On the other hand, Ambassador Chen Xu of the CCP’s Permanent Mission to International Organizations in Geneva said the report was “defamatory” and based on “false” information.

The UN Human Rights Office read the joint statement which was saying they were “deeply concerned” that the UN Human Rights Office had released the Xinjiang report “without the permission of the Human Rights Council and the consent of the countries concerned”. So far, 21 countries, including Egypt and Pakistan, have signed the statement, according to sources familiar with the matter.
But according to media outlets, only seven of the countries that now stand with communist China have voting rights on the 47-nation Human Rights Council. The Human Rights Council requires a majority vote to pass a resolution.

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