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China agrees to host visit to Xinjiang by UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet ‘after Olympics’

China has agreed to host the United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) to visit Xinjiang – a region linked to wide-scale abuses of Uyghur Muslims – after the conclusion of Winter Olympics, sources told a Chinese newspaper.The UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet secured approval for a visit to Xinjiang region of China, “in the first half of the year after the Beijing Winter Olympics”, according to an exclusive report by South China Morning Post.The reported breakthrough comes after UNHCR has been pursuing negotiations with Beijing to schedule the visit since September 2018.The permission has been granted by...
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