United Nations Rejects Debate On Xinjiang

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The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted against a proposal by several Western countries to hold a debate on allegations of human rights abuses by China in the western Xinjiang region.  The proposal would have only opened a forum of debate and discussion concerning the matter with no investigative component. With 47 state members on the Human Rights Council, the vote was 17 in favor, 19 against with 11 abstentions.