China has been been given a place on the UN Human Rights Council despite a long-record of human rights abuses. The coronavirus outbreak originated in China late last year, reportedly in the ‘wet’ livestock markets in the city of Wuhan. The country has recorded 3,326 deaths from coronavirus and 81,639 cases but many speculate that this number is much higher and that China is trying to cover up the true reality of the spread. Delay and deceit over the origins of the outbreak cost precious time — and many thousands of lives both in China and subsequently in the rest of the world. But now Jiang Duan, minister at the Chinese Mission in Geneva, has been appointed to the UN Human Rights Council’s Consultative Group where he will serve as the representative of the Asia-Pacific states. He will serve as one of five representatives for blocs of countries and is joined by delegates from Spain, Slovenia and Chad. People stand in silent tribute in Guiyang, China during a three minute national memorial to mourn martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease Jiang Duan, minister at the Chinese Mission in Geneva, has been appointed to the UN Human… Read full this story
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