BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North’s dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s defense minister has met with Iran’s navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries.
Thursday’s meeting in Beijing follows the first joint drills between their two navies in the Persian Gulf last month.
CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea says “a few honeyed words” by Pyongyang as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there.
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