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China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights

December 7, 2017 3:07 AM
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BEIJING – China is hosting a global human rights forum as part of energetic new drive to showcase what it considers the strengths of its authoritarian political system under President Xi Jinping.

The "South-South Human Rights Forum" drawing some 300 participants from over 50 countries follows a conference of political parties last weekend in Beijing attended by hundreds of delegates, some of whom sung the praises of Communist Party rule.

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