BEIJING Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday defended China’s record before the top UN human rights official, saying each nation should be allowed to find its own path based on its particular situation and criticizing countries who lectures others on human rights and politicizes the issue.

Through long-term hard and persistent work, China has successfully embarked on the path of human rights development that conforms to the trend of the times and suits its own national conditions, said Xi Jinping to UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet in a video call. an online report from the public broadcaster CCTV.

Bachelet is in the middle of a six-day visit to China that includes stops in Xinjiang, a remote northwest region where the Chinese government has been accused of human rights abuses and genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic groups. His trip was criticized by the United States and otherswho thinks China will limit who she can talk to, is planning her trip and using it for propaganda purposes.