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U.N. Rights chief’s visit to China will be in ‘closed-loop’ with no travelling media, says China – Metro US

U.N. Rights chief’s visit to China will be in ‘closed-loop’ with no travelling media, says China

Human Rights Council opens main annual session in Geneva
Human Rights Council opens main annual session in Geneva

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday that the U.N. rights chief’s visit will be conducted in a “closed-loop”, referring to the Chinese model of isolating people within a “bubble” to contain any COVID-19 virus from spreading.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will not have media representatives travelling with her, the ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin added.

Bachelet arrived in China on Monday for a six-day visit to areas that include the far-western region of Xinjiang where China has been accused of abusing the rights of the mostly Muslim ethnic Uyghurs.

(Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard; writing by Yew Lun Tian; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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