Why does China’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang get more attention in Australia than Canberra’s detention of asylum seekers?

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

At a United Nations Human Rights Council review in January, close to 50 countries – including Germany, Norway and Finland – questioned Canberra’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, with the biggest discussion generated by its “offshore processing” in Papua New Guinea or Nauru of people intercepted at sea en route to Australia. That so many member states were vocal on this issue fired up human rights groups such as the Refugee Council of Australia. “These member states all had about 55…

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