Poems of the Week

Sino Evil, Hear No Evil

by Alex Steelsmith

“U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights… ended a long-awaited trip to China with cautious criticism
of the country’s crackdown [on the Uyghurs], balanced with praise for Chinese authorities, in what
rights advocates called a propaganda win for Beijing… ‘The High Commissioner’s remarks were too
non-specific and weak to match the gravity of the situation,’ wrote William Nee [of Chinese Human
Rights Defenders].”

The Washington Post

Notably, quotably,
human rights advocates
say her remarks on the
Uyghurs were weak;

Chinese authorities,
eagerly welcomed her
muyghur critique.