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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, June 23

Xinhua
23 Jun 2021, 16:18 GMT+10

GENEVA -- A senior Chinese diplomat urged Canada on Tuesday to immediately stop human rights violations against its indigenous people, and called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to keep following the human rights issues in Canada.

Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the United Nations in Geneva, made the remarks at the ongoing 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, saying he is deeply concerned about serious human rights violations in the North American country. (UN-HRC-China-Canada-Human Rights)

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MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican academic has spoken highly of China's contribution to the development of infrastructures in Latin America and the Caribbean, saying that China's efforts have also helped create many direct and indirect jobs along the way.

Speaking to Xinhua in an interview, Mexican academic Enrique Dussel Peters said that China's cooperation with Latin American countries "will continue to deepen" in all areas under a spirit of mutual trust and win-win results. (Mexico-Latin America-China-Cooperation)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Interior is to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announced on Tuesday.

"We must uncover the truth about the loss of human life, and the lasting consequences of the schools," Haaland said when announcing the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the National Congress of American Indians' midyear conference. (U.S.-Native Americans-Assimilation)

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