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Hong Kong youth representative refutes Western prejudices at UN human rights meeting
June 28,2021   By:Xinhua
HONG KONG, June 28, 2021 -- Joephy Chan Wing-yan, a youth representative from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), has refuted biased comments by some Western countries over Hong Kong affairs at a United Nations meeting.
 
In her remarks made through an online speech at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chan denounced the unsubstantiated accusations made in a recent joint communique of the Group of Seven (G7) regarding Hong Kong.
 
Chan recalled that the G7 foreign ministers issued a statement last year alleging that the enactment of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR would undermine rights and freedom in Hong Kong.
 
The same old political rhetoric was repeated at the recent G7 summit held in Britain, she said.
 
"But the fact is, people in Hong Kong welcome the forthcoming first anniversary of the national security law (in the HKSAR)," Chan said, adding it protects people's rights to live normal life.
 
It was not the first time that Chan had the chance to make a speech at the UN stage. She had already voiced at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to tell the Western world the truth of Hong Kong.
 
She also insists posting vlogs on her social media platforms to tell China stories.
 
The Western media have misunderstandings and prejudices on China, she said, adding, "I hope I can tell them that the youths in Hong Kong love their country. As a youth who had studied abroad, it's my duty to present the facts." 
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