Dalai Lama

Rights group: China must stop pressuring advocates at UN

China has tried to intimidate, blacklist and squelch the voices of rights advocates who operate within the U.N. system, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday, calling on Beijing to stop such pressure and urging U.N. agencies to resist.

Presenting the report , HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth said that China's influence and crackdown on civil society at home "make it a model of bad faith that challenges the integrity of the U.N. rights system."

The New York-based group's report is based on interviews with 55 people including U.N. officials, diplomats and civil society representatives between May 2016 and March, and takes aim at a powerful, rising country...

90°