Discriminatory detention of Muslim groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region may constitute crimes against humanity, says UN human rights office in new report. Beijing "firmly opposes" report release.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
"I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy that gives Hong Kong different and special treatment," Trump said.
The US request coincides with rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Security Council cannot do much about dealing with the coronavirus itself or addressing the economic consequences of the pandemic, said Richard Gowan, UN director for the International Crisis Group think-tank.
UN Security Council members hold rare "closed consultations," called by Beijing, on disputed Kashmir where New Delhi is accused of abuses against its mostly-Muslim population.
Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
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