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S. Korean President Yoon proposes new ministry to protect Korean Americans from hate crimes

Yoon Suk-yeol
  • On Tuesday, President Yoon met with overseas Koreans in New York City and vowed to increase efforts to protect Koreans and Korean Americans against hate crimes.
  • He announced a bill aimed at establishing a ministry dedicated to overseas Koreans is expected to be passed by the National Assembly.
  • Earlier the same day, President Yoon joined the 77th United Nations General Assembly, delivering his keynote speech at the U.N. headquarters.
  • Yoon also met with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres regarding nuclear weapons and North Korea.
  • During his time in New York, Yoon will continue to attend the U.N. General Assembly and hold various summits, including meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol promised to increase efforts to protect Koreans from hate crimes, placing emphasis on support for overseas Koreans.

On Tuesday, President Yoon met with overseas Koreans in New York City. During the meeting, Yoon presented efforts to protect Koreans and Korean Americans against hate crimes, including a bill to establish a ministry dedicated to overseas Koreans.

Long-awaited UN report on human rights abuses in Xinjiang triggers fiery Beijing response

UN xinjiang report
  • On Aug. 31, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a 48-page report that found “serious human rights violations” in the Chinese government’s crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
  • OHCHR said that the extent of arbitrary detentions against Uyghur and others in the context of "restrictions and deprivation more generally of fundamental rights, enjoyed individually and collectively, may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity."
  • The report also highlighted how Chinese authorities engaged in acts of intimidation, threats and reprisals against victims and their relatives who are now living abroad and speaking about their experiences in Xinjiang.
  • “It is completely a politicized document that disregards facts, and reveals explicitly the attempt of some Western countries and anti-China forces to use human rights as a political tool,” Liu Yuyin, spokesperson for the Chinese mission to Geneva, said in a statement.
  • Meanwhile, rights advocates, foreign officials and Uyghur exiles who are looking into endorsing the issue before the U.N. Human Rights Council this month have welcomed the report.
  • “Despite the Chinese government’s strenuous denials, the U.N. has now officially recognized that horrific crimes are occurring,” said Uyghur Human Rights Project Director Omer Kanat.

A United Nations report accusing China of committing grave human rights abuses in Xinjiang has triggered a fiery response from Beijing. 

On Wednesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a 48-page report that found “serious human rights violations” in the Chinese government’s crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Aespa take it to the ‘Next Level’ by delivering speech at the United Nations

AESPA UNS PEECH
  • K-pop girl group Aespa addressed the United Nations at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York on Tuesday, delivering a speech about sustainable development in the real world and advancement in the metaverse.
  • The speech, which was part of this year’s UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, marked SM Entertainment’s first initiative since it became the first Korean entertainment company to join the UN Global Compact.
  • While it is SM Entertainment's first time joining the UN initiative, Aespa has worked with the international organization before, having performed their songs “Next Level” and “Black Mamba” with the Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the 2021 UN Day Concert.
  • Aespa’s recent stop in New York is part of their promotions in the U.S. for their upcoming album “Girls.”

K-pop girl group Aespa delivered a speech at this year’s United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on Tuesday.

Standing in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, the group gave their speech concerning the importance of sustainable development in the real world and advancement in the metaverse.

China denounces UN’s decision to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

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  • The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of suspending Russia’s membership on Thursday in a vote of 93 nations in favor and 24 against.
  • China was among the countries to vote against the resolution and called it an act of “politicization.”
  • Chinese ambassador Zhang Jun stated that while the “images of civilian deaths in Bucha” were “disturbing,” diplomacy was the “only way out” of the Ukrainian Crisis.
  • Jun also appeared to be referring to the U.S. when he accused “individual countries” of “talking loudly of peace” but being “obsessed with creating bloc confrontations.”
  • After the passing of the resolution, Deputy Permanent Representative Kuzmin announced that Russia had already decided to quit the Council and claimed it was monopolized by a group of states who use it for their own ends.
  • Russia is the second country to have its Human Rights Council membership stripped, after Libya in 2011.

China called the United Nations’ decision to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council “dangerous” and an act of “politicization.”

The UN General Assembly voted in favor of suspending Russia’s membership on Thursday. The resolution required a two-thirds majority, and out of the 193 members, 93 nations voted in favor and 24 against.