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China Hits Back at Call for UN Labor Body to Visit Xinjiang

  • Foreign Ministry says China protects rights of all workers
  • ILO report says labor policies discriminate against Uyghurs
A squad of police officers patrol the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province.

A squad of police officers patrol the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province.

Source: Bloomberg

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China dismissed the need for a United Nations mission to review its labor standards in the remote Xinjiang region, after a committee branded its policies for Uyghurs as “discriminatory.”

“We firmly oppose the unfounded accusation of the committee,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday at a regular press briefing in Beijing, responding to a question about whether China would agree to such a trip.