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New Zealand draws back from calling Chinese abuses of Uyghurs genocide – The Guardian

Parliament will not debate motion and will instead discuss rights abuses in more general terms



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New Zealands parliament will not debate a motion that would label the abuses of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China, as acts of genocide.
Parliament opted instead on Tuesday to water down the language, and discuss concerns about human rights abuses in the region in more general terms.
It is expected the new motion will pass unanimously on Wednesday. However, it marks no deviation from the countrys current position.
The foreign minister, Nanaia Mahuta, had already put out a statement in March, voicing…

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