UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been accused of ignoring what activists say is the persecution of the Uighur Muslim minority.
Guterres is currently in Beijing for a summit marking China’s Belt and Road initiative, an ambitious global network of infrastructure and trading projects all linked to China, something that in itself is controversial.
He made a public speech in China, with no mention of the Uighur community in Xinjiang.
This was a glaring omission, according to human rights groups who claim that as many as one million Uighurs could be held in detention.
Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.