The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet was set to arrive at the Xinjiang region in northwest China on Tuesday.
Beijing has been accused of unlawful treatment and forced labor of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Washington labels the alleged yearslong security crackdown as “genocide.”
China has repeatedly denied any mistreatment of Uyghurs.
The UN rights chief is in China for a six-day trip. She is the first holder of the office to embark on such a visit since 2005.
She is expected to visit Xinjiang’s cities of Urumqi and Kashgar, staying in Xinjiang until Wednesday.
Bachelet must stick to a ‘bubble’
Spontaneous in-person meetings that have not been pre-arranged by China are not on the official agenda.
Chinese Foreign Ministry…