China on Saturday accused UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet of “inappropriate” interference within the nation’s affairs after she known as for investigations into alleged extreme use of drive by police in Hong Kong.
China’s mission to the UN in Geneva stated an op-ed written by Bachelet within the South China Morning Submit was “inaccurate” and “violates the needs and rules of the Constitution of the United Nations.”
The article incorporates “inappropriate feedback on the scenario of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area … (and) interferes in China’s inside affairs,” stated the Chinese language mission’s assertion.
It added that China had “lodged sturdy representations” with the UN rights workplace in Geneva.
Within the article printed earlier Saturday, Bachelet urged authorities in Hong Kong to conduct “a correct unbiased and neutral judge-led investigation into stories of extreme use of drive by the police.”
Hong Kong’s protests are fuelled by years of seething anger over China’s perceived erosion of liberties within the semi-autonomous metropolis.
There have been repeated violent clashes between police and protesters, who’ve known as for police accountability and absolutely free elections.
Beijing denies stamping out Hong Kong’s liberties and has portrayed the protests as a foreign-backed “color revolution” aimed toward destabilising mainland China.
China’s mission to the UN stated Bachelet’s article “will solely embolden the rioters to conduct extra extreme radical violence.”
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