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More Developing Countries Choose to Stay Out of China’s Latest Spat With UN Over Human Rights in Xinjiang

China's ambassador to the UN in Geneva Chen Xu attends the opening day of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council at the United Nations offices in Geneva on September 12, 2022. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

China’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Chen Xu, read out a forceful rebuttal on Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s latest report that documented human rights violations in Xinjiang.

There was nothing new in Chen’s statement as he restated the same denunciations that numerous other Chinese officials have made since the report was released on August 31st, calling it a “so-called assessment” by the UNHCR and dismissing it as a “smear campaign” against China.

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