UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit

28/5/2022 5:15:00 PM

UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit

Human Rights, United Nations

UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit

BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was \u0022not an investigation\u0022, and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang , where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Michelle Bachelet \u0027s long-planned trip this week has taken

BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was"not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses.

Michelle Bachelet's long-planned trip this week has taken her to the far-western region, where Beijing is accused of the detention of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, forced sterilisation of women and coerced labour.The United States has labelled China's actions in Xinjiang a"genocide" and"crimes against humanity", allegations vehemently denied by Beijing which says its security crackdown was a necessary response to extremism.

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LinkedIn BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was"not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn BEIJING — China's foreign ministry on Friday (May 27) accused US secretary of state Antony Blinken of"smearing" the country after the American official delivered a speech calling for action to counterbalance Beijing's influence.delivered a speech calling for action to counterbalance Beijing's influence.

Michelle Bachelet's long-planned trip this week has taken her to the far-western region, where Beijing is accused of the detention of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, forced sterilisation of women and coerced labour. The United States has labelled China's actions in Xinjiang a"genocide" and"crimes against humanity", allegations vehemently denied by Beijing which says its security crackdown was a necessary response to extremism. Mr Blinken's speech"spreads false information, exaggerates the China threat, interferes in China's internal affairs, and smears China's domestic and foreign policies", ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. In a wide-ranging speech on Thursday, Mr Blinken warned of China's"intent to reshape the international order", and called for a defence of the global order. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. In a wide-ranging speech on Thursday, Mr Blinken warned of China's"intent to reshape the international order", and called for a defence of the global order. Speaking at the end of her trip while still inside China, Bachelet framed her visit as a chance for her to speak with"candour" to Chinese authorities as well as civil society groups and academics. Wang on Friday said China"firmly opposed" Blinken's speech, saying it showed Washington sought to"contain and suppress China's development and maintain US hegemony and power".

"This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had"unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. Mr Wang on Friday said China"firmly opposed" Mr Blinken's speech, saying it showed Washington sought to"contain and suppress China's development and maintain US hegemony and power". AFP Related topics. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe. Bachelet this week visited the Xinjiang cities of Urumqi and Kashgar, according to her office, but no photos or further details of her itinerary have dribbled out. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said earlier this week that Bachelet's activities were"arranged according to her will and on the basis of thorough consultations of the two sides". She planned to meet"civil society organisations, business representatives, academics", her office said, but state media has only covered meetings with Xi and foreign minister Wang Yi, during which he gave her a book of Xi quotes on human rights.

Her trip has taken place under a"closed loop", ostensibly due to Covid-19 risks. The United States has reiterated its view that Bachelet's visit was after the release of thousands of leaked documents and photographs from inside the system of mass incarceration this week, while the UK and Germany have voiced their concerns at the visit. Related: .