UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s official visit to China

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s official visit to China

Guangzhou, 28 May 2022

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1119302#:~:text=At%20the%20end%20of%20her,her%20six%2Dday%20May%20mission.

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Good evening and thank you all for joining me here today. This press conference has to be virtual, given the COVID-19 restrictions in place. But I hope this means that those of you who may otherwise not have been able to travel here from different parts of China have been able to join.

Let me start by thanking the Government of China for its invitation. For the first time in 17 years, a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has been able to travel to China and speak directly with the most senior Government officials in the country, and other interlocutors on key human rights issues, in China and globally. I appreciate the Government’s efforts in making this visit happen, particularly the arrangements for my virtual meeting with President…

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