China asks UN rights chief to investigate US school shootings

China has asked the UN human rights director to probe US mass shootings to deflect attention from alleged abuses in Xinjiang.

The Global Times editorial suggested it a day after Foreign Ministry official Zhao Lijian said the OHCHR should report on US difficulties.

The Communist Party journal stated US internal concerns had "intensified its overseas hostility."

The fault-finding accelerated following the recent deaths at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and a school in Uvalde, Texas.

People's Daily posted a commentary titled "Racism a disease coursing through American body politic" that highlighted the death of Blacks in Buffalo. Xinhua and China Daily published similar stories.

The comments seem to be a response to the US, which has accused China of genocide in Xinjiang. Beijing rejects the allegations "a century-old fabrication."

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