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UN Rights Chief Says Her Rare China Trip Isn’t a Probe

  • Bachelet warned against high expectations on call with envoys
  • Trip to area where US accuses Beijing of genocide is sensitive
Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

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The United Nations’ human rights chief told diplomats her trip to Xinjiang this week wouldn’t be an “investigation,” in an apparent attempt to manage expectations of her landmark visit to China.

Michelle Bachelet said her trip aimed to promote, protect and respect human rights, according two people who attended the Monday video call with some 100 participants, who were mostly Beijing-based diplomats. The people asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive issue.