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China backs Sri Lanka, calls UNHRC resolution 'interference' in 'internal affairs'

Backing Sri Lanka in the ongoing 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), China strongly criticized the “politicization” of human rights, and lashed out at the UNHRC for, what it called, the 'open interference' in countries’ internal affairs

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