White House Responds After UN China Human Rights Report

Biden-Xi meeting remains on schedule. 

On Thursday, the White House said President Biden will still meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week despite a United Nations report that described China’s potential “crimes against humanity” in its crackdown on Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups. 

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre gave a briefing the day after the release of the 48-page UN report accusing China of serious human rights violations. The United States welcomes… this important report, which describes authoritatively the abhorrent human rights treatment of the Uyghurs and other minority communities by the People’s Republic of China government,” stated Press Secretary Jean-Pierre. “The report deepens our grave concern regarding the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity that China is perpetrating. Our position on the atrocities in Xinjiang has been clearly demonstrated with our words and in our actions.” 

Asked Thursday why a Biden-Xi meeting would be appropriate given Chinese atrocities, the press secretary said she didn’t have anything to share. ”There’s not a process that I can speak or share with you at this time,” she said.   

Beijing has denounced the U.N. report as a fabrication.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his foreign policy advisors as they press forward with the meeting with China’s president.
  • For administration officials as they respond to the UN report on human rights violations by China.
  • For discernment for Secretary of State Blinken and other U.S. diplomats as they interact with foreign leaders and ministers.

Sources: Fox News, CBS News


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