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

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China says UN rights chief welcome in Xinjiang but not for investigation
China says UN rights chief welcome in Xinjiang but not for investigation   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

BEIJING – 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.