China says UN criticism of human rights record is 'politically driven'
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Beijing rejects claim of a ‘deterioration’ in its human rights amid scrutiny of mass detentions

China has defended its human rights record after the first UN assessment since 2013 criticised the mass detention of lawyers and the continuing use of internment camps.

Beijing rejected claims made during the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review that human rights in China had deteriorated, saying that some UN member countries were deliberately disregarding “the remarkable achievements...

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