Xi and Bachelet spoke via video link on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Xi and Bachelet spoke via video link on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping tells UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet China doesn’t need ‘patronising’ lectures about its record

  • In a video call, the Chinese leader says human rights should not be used as a ‘pretext to interference’ in countries’ internal affairs
  • Bachelet will visit Xinjiang, where China is accused of wholesale abuses against Uygurs, but it is not clear if the pair discussed those allegations

Xi and Bachelet spoke via video link on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Xi and Bachelet spoke via video link on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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