"#China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said on Friday that #Beijing would not cooperate with the U.N. human rights office following the release of a long-awaited report on alleged human rights abuses in the far western region of #Xinjiang."todayonline.com/world/china-am…
"The office closed the door of cooperation by releasing the so-called assessment," Ambassador Chen Xu told reporters, describing the report released on Aug. 31 as "illegal and invalid". China vigorously denies any abuses in Xinjiang.
"Now the whole set of ideas is shelved because of the release of the report," Chen told reporters. "You cannot... hurt us while in the meantime enjoy cooperation with us."
The China report is expected to be discussed during a meeting of the Human Rights Council which opens next week. Chen said he would "firmly oppose" any measures against China in that session.
Chen said he felt the apparent changes in Bachelet's stance indicated she did not support the report's conclusions.

"If I read her mind correctly, I don't think she's on board with the report and that's why it was released in the last minute," he said.

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