UN Human Rights chief kicks off visit to China

- Politics - May 23, 2022

Beijing/Geneva: On May 23, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in China kicking off the first trip by a holder of the office since 2005. Her visit is taking place amid concerns that it could lead to an endorsement rather than the scrutiny of China’s rights record. Bachelet will also visit Xinjiang, where the High Commissioner’s office said last year it believes the mostly Muslim ethnic Uyghurs have been unlawfully detained, mistreated, and forced to work.