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BBC Chinese: China against UN Security Council North Korea Human Rights Discussion

BBC Chinese recently reported that the United States and eight more countries (Chile, France, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom) in the United Nations Security Council called for a meeting to discuss the human rights situation in North Korea. The UN Security Council had a similar meeting in December of last year. Last month, Liu Jie, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, asserted that it was a “bad idea” for 15 UN Security Council member countries to sit together to discuss North Korea’s human rights. He also commented that the UN Security Council has nothing to do with human rights issues. The 69th UN General Assembly adopted a resolution last year to submit the North Korea human rights investigation report to the Security Council. The UN General Assembly also encouraged the Security Council to submit the issue to the International Criminal Court. Liu advised that the Security Council should not politicize the human rights issue. 
Source: BBC Chinese, December 4, 2015