China Faces UN Review of Human Rights
During a “universal periodic review” today, the United Nations will examine Beijing’s rights record — focusing particularly on its treatment of ethnic minorities. The session, which takes place every five years for each member country, comes after international outrage over reports alleging that around 1 million ethnic Uighurs are being held in detention camps. In advance questions, member states also reportedly focused on press freedom and the detention of activists. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said China has shown progress on rights issues.