Residents line up at a security checkpoint into the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang, where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
Residents line up at a security checkpoint into the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang, where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to visit Xinjiang in May after ‘recent’ agreement with Beijing

  • Bachelet had been seeking access to the region since September 2018 over reports that up to a million Uygurs were being held in detention camps
  • Beijing had earlier insisted that any inspection be ‘friendly’ in nature and be held off until after the Winter Olympics

Residents line up at a security checkpoint into the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang, where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
Residents line up at a security checkpoint into the bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang, where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
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