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China under pressure over United Nations Xinjiang report

China is facing increased pressure over the United Nations Xinjiang report. Diplomats and human rights are advocating that the United Nations act over China’s treatment of the Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic group.

This is coming as world leaders arrived in New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, It’s been two weeks since the UN Human Rights Council found in a landmark report that China had potentially committed “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination first revealed in 2018 that more than one million people were being held in a network of detention centres across Xinjiang.