WaPo: China asks for human rights inquiry into Indigenous people in Canada

The Washington Post reports that mere minutes before Canada was to issue a call for a human rights inquiry in China, the Chinese issued one of their own about Canada.

“We are deeply concerned about the human rights violations against the Indigenous people in Canada,” Jiang Duan, a senior official at China’s mission to the United Nations in Geneva, said at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Referencing the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Jiang said China and its allies sought a “thorough and impartial investigation,” not just of the discovery but of broader Canadian crimes against Indigenous people.

China was supported in its call by at least three allies.

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