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UN wants trip to Xinjiang this Year

The United Nations human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet wants to travel to China and also to Xinjiang province soon. On Monday, Bachelet said at the UN Human Rights Council meeting that she was holding talks with the relevant authorities and hoped a visit could be possible before the end of the year. Accordingly, the modalities of ameaningful access” to Xinjiang are being negotiated. This is the first time Bachelet has spoken publicly about a trip to the region; her office has been negotiating with Chinese authorities since 2018, according to a Reuters report.

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