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Cablegate: U.S. Candidate for Re-Election to the United

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TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA CH
SUBJECT: U.S. CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE UNITED
NATIONS COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

REF: STATE 108617

Post conveyed reftel points requesting China's support for
Ms. Felice Gaer's candidacy for re-election to the United
Nations Committee Against Torture on August 7 to MFA
Department of International Organizations Human Rights
Division Officer Guo Xiaomei. On August 17, the MFA told us
that China is "seriously considering" supporting Ms. Gaer's
candidacy, but is not yet ready to reply.
RANDT

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