• 26 February, 2024
Geopolitics & National Security

China says UN rights chief welcome in Xinjiang but not for investigation

Fri, 28 Jan 2022   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said the United Nations human rights chief is welcome to visit Xinjiang but not for the purpose of an investigation, when asked about a report the commissioner was invited to come in the first half of 2022.

Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular media briefing on Friday that the invitation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights was extended a long time ago.

The South China Morning Post, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that China had agreed to let the commissioner visit Xinjiang after the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

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