China refers to its camps in Xinjiang as vocational skills centres. Photo: Reuters

China says human rights criticism unhelpful for trade talks amid UN push to stop Xinjiang detentions

  • 23 nations including US make joint statement to human rights committee urging respect for rights and end to arbitrary detention of Uygurs
  • Beijing’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun says countries want a trade deal on one hand while casting blame about rights issues on the other
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China refers to its camps in Xinjiang as vocational skills centres. Photo: Reuters