UN rights chief urges China, gently, to enhance transparency in Xinjiang

HONG KONG — The United Nations’ top human rights advocate has defended her visit to China as a necessary effort to press her government to address international concerns about her rights record, calling on Beijing to ensure that counter-terrorism efforts do not violate human rights.

Michelle Bachelet’s six-day trip, which ended on Saturday, has come under scrutiny from Western officials and human rights observers who have expressed concern that that his visit would give Beijing political cover for its rights abuses in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang without uncovering any significant news. information on the Communist Party’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.


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