U.S., others object to U.N. counterterrorism chief visit to China’s Xinjiang

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese police officer takes his position by the road near what is officially called a vocational education centre in Yining in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China‚Äôs remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are held in detention centers. Vladimir Voronkov, a veteran Russian diplomat who heads the U.N. Counterterrorism Office, […]

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