UN’s Bachelet ‘raised concerns’ on visit to China’s Xinjiang
05 June 2022 | 5:08 pm
Activists slammed UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet for her restrained criticism directed at China's leaders after her return from Xinjiang. But Bachelet noted that her visit was "not an investigation."
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