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Chinese diplomat voices concern over Australia's human rights violations
update:July 09,2021
GENEVA, July 9, 2021 -- China is deeply concerned about Australia's serious human rights violations, a Chinese diplomat said Thursday at the ongoing 47th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
Speaking at a meeting to adopt the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcome of Australia, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, said that Australian soldiers have indiscriminately killed civilians and committed serious war crimes in overseas military operations, and the perpetrators still have not been held accountable.
He also criticized Australia for setting up offshore detention centers, where large numbers of immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers have been forcibly detained for a long time and their basic human rights have been violated.
In addition to its long-term and systematic discrimination and hate crimes against various ethnic minorities, Muslims and the indigenous people, the Chinese diplomat said Australia frequently spreads false information for political purposes, using human rights as an excuse to interfere in other countries' internal affairs.
China urges Australia to take the UPR as an opportunity to face up to its serious human rights problems, immediately stop various violations of human rights, and take concrete measures to protect human rights, he said. 
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