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West criticizes and China defends its rights record

TURNING A DEAF EAR:Activists were disappointed that China responded to criticism at the UN Human Rights Council by saying it was based on prejudices

Reuters, GENEVA and BEIJING

Some experts had thought the administration of Xi would be less hardline than his predecessors. Instead, critics say Xi has presided over a clamp down that has moved beyond the targeting of dissidents calling for political change.

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