China was one of 15 members elected to the UN Human Rights Council in a secret ballot on October 10, giving it a second term despite its deep and well-documented human rights violations reports. Russia failed to rejoin after its 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
China won its sixth term at the council with 154 votes out of 192, while Russia lost in the contested Eastern European slate with 83 votes, the lowest of any candidate, after being expelled last year.