Haley says UN Human Rights Council must investigate Chinese ‘genocide,’ as UN commissioner visits Xinjiang

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council must investigate the Chinese “genocide” of minorities, or else a visit by the U.N. Human Rights commissioner will just be “one more Chinese publicity stunt.”

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet is visiting the Xinjiang region, where the communist regime is accused of committing atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, including mass imprisonment and forced sterilizations. The Trump administration formally accused China of committing genocide.

Bachelet’s visit marks the first to China by a human rights commissioner since 2005, and human rights groups have warned that it could whitewash the human rights abuses by the regime.

Haley, in a statement to Fox News Digital, said that the visit would be useless without accompanying action by the Human Rights Council — of which China is an elected member.

“Xinjiang is the clearest example of genocide in our world today,” Haley said. “The United Nations Human Rights Council is not worth its name if it does anything other than completely and openly investigate the genocide and condemn the Chinese Communist government’s atrocities.”