China says it cannot accept U.N. criticism on North Korea abuses

BEIJING Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:16am EST

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that it cannot accept criticism from U.N. investigators following a report by the international agency that said Beijing might be "aiding and abetting crimes against humanity" by sending migrants and defectors back to North Korea.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily news briefing.

U.N. investigators said on Monday that North Korean security chiefs and possibly even leader Kim Jong Un himself should face international justice for human rights abuses.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard)

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VulturePig wrote:
Some countries cannot accept criticism. China has North Korea’s back.

Feb 18, 2014 2:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
CherokeeSam wrote:
“Aiding and Abetting” was a stupid statement to begin with. “Ignoring” may have been more proper. Blaming China for North Korean death camps is not going to get anyone anywhere. Kerry will criticize China over this and island disputes, then as soon as that lunatic Kim Jung Un acts up, we’ll be pleading with China to mediate. Russian businesses are all over Pyongyang. Yet, nobody asks Putin to step in. Wonder why that is.

Feb 18, 2014 2:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
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