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Criticism of China’s Xinjiang policies grows at UN

Source: Jeremy Goldkorn | SupChina Countries supporting China’s Xinjiang policies (red) and criticizing them (blue) in joint statements at the UN this week .  Graphic via Nathan Ruser on Twitter . For over two years, a major task for Chinese diplomats at the United Nations has been to rally support for China’s policies in  Xinjiang , and respond to criticism from the U.S. and other Western countries. That high-level diplomatic war of words has continued in the past weeks, but first, here is a brief timeline of relevant events at the United Nations: August 2018:  The situation in Xinjiang first comes to widespread international attention when the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)  receives reports  from countries and civil society groups. A Reuters headline characterizes the outcome of that committee meeting this way:  U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uyghurs in secret camps . July 2019:  The ambassadors of 22 countries write to th