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Most African States Quietly Take China’s Side in Xinjiang Battle at the United Nations

Chinese police on patrol in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar in western China. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

A duel erupted at the United Nations on Tuesday between rival factions who oppose and support China’s treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. On one side, the US, UK and most other Western countries renewed their criticism of China for committing well-documented human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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