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China says it welcomes UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang
update:March 03,2020

Chen Xu, head of the Chinese Mission to the UN at Geneva, makes a media statement in Geneva, Switzerland, February 26, 2020. /AP Photo
March 3,2020 -- Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said on Wednesday that the country welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit its northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year. 
Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chen said the Chinese government has received in Xinjiang over 1,000 diplomats, international organization officials, reporters and religious leaders of various countries, adding that China is willing to invite people to visit the region to see its development with their own eyes. 
"We are looking forward to the visit of the high commissioner, Mrs. Bachelet, to China including to Xinjiang this year, and we are working closely with her office on detailed arrangements for her visit," Chen said. 
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