ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
International relations

Xi tells U.N. rights chief that China doesn't need lectures

Critics fear probe of Xinjiang forced labor, mass jailing claims will be curbed

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, meets with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Guangzhou.   © AP

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG -- President Xi Jinping on Wednesday told visiting U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet that China doesn't need lectures on how to treat its citizens, after Washington blasted her tour of the country's controversial Xinjiang region as a "mistake."

On Monday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights kicked off a long-awaited tour of the far-western region where rights organizations say at least 1 million people have been imprisoned in internment camps, facing torture and forced labor.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more