China says almost 40 states openly back its Xinjiang policy

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July 12, 2019 19:13
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Almost 40 states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in the western region of Xinjiang, a Chinese diplomat told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday.

China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, and 22 ambassadors signed a letter to the Council this week criticizing its policies. China says local citizens are simply going through vocational training to stop them being radicalized.

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