2/23, 4:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China would 'welcome' UN visit to Xinjiang

China would welcome the United Nations' visit to Xinjiang as there is no genocide going on in the region, the country's Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

"There has never been anything like genocide, forced labor and religious oppression. These sensational claims are rooted in ignorance, prejudice, and purely slanderous political hype," Wang insisted.

Earlier in the day, at the same event, the European Union urged Beijing to allow the UN to visit Xinjiang and investigate China's alleged human rights abuse against the region's Muslim Uyghur population.

Breaking the News / JR