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China defends Duterte’s commitment to ‘fundamental rights’ after UN criticism

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CHINA leapt to the defence of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, saying that “anyone without bias” can see the “positive efforts” and “achievements” of the Duterte administration.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang’s praise of Duterte comes after comments from the United Nations rights chief calling his behaviour “disgraceful” and questioning the president’s mental stability.

According to Rappler, Lu directly mentioned the positive impacts of Duterte’s ongoing crackdown on drugs and drug-related crimes, a movement that has been widely condemned by international rights groups after a reported 4,021 people have been killed in police operations.

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