On August 31st, the UN human rights body released a report that said China’s regime did “arbitrary and discriminatory detention” of Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang autonomous region.
The report says that these acts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) might constitute crimes against humanity.
According to Reuters, on September 12th, the CCP attacked the report and read out a statement supported by about 20 other countries saying that the UN body had no right to make such a report.
Some observers realized that the initial support for China’s statement was less than they had predicted.
A UN council official said that there are, so far, 21 countries that signed the statement. But Reuters found that only seven of those sided with Bejing.
One diplomat commented that China wouldn’t be happy with this.
Many countries previously expressed support for China’s regime on human rights issues. However, the leaders of these countries are said to have been bribed and manipulated by Beijing.
Even so, some of them currently have changed their opinions. Nepal, Nigeria, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates are such countries.
Some diplomats told Reuters that many democratic countries plan to take historic action to counter the CCP’s human rights abuses.
A possible investigative mechanism for Beijing’s human rights violations in Xinjiang is a possible outcome.