GENEVA: China on Saturday accused UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet of “inappropriate” interference within the nation’s affairs after she known as for investigations into alleged extreme use of drive by police in Hong Kong.
China’s mission to the UN in Geneva stated an op-ed written by Bachelet within the South China Morning Put up was “faulty” and “violates the needs and rules of the Constitution of the United Nations.”
The article comprises “inappropriate feedback on the state of affairs of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area … (and) interferes in China’s inner affairs,” stated the Chinese mission’s assertion.
It added that China had “lodged sturdy representations” with the UN rights workplace in Geneva.
Within the article printed earlier on Saturday, Bachelet urged authorities in Hong Kong to conduct “a correct impartial and neutral judge-led investigation into studies of extreme use of drive by the police.”
Hong Kong’s protests are fuelled by years of seething anger over China’s perceived erosion of liberties within the semi-autonomous metropolis.
There have been repeated violent clashes between police and protesters, who’ve known as for police accountability and totally free elections.
Beijing denies stamping out Hong Kong’s liberties and has portrayed the protests as a foreign-backed “color revolution” aimed toward destabilising mainland China.
China’s mission to the UN stated Bachelet’s article “will solely embolden the rioters to conduct extra extreme radical violence.”