China's envoy to the United Nations with the comment:

  • Says US criticism of China's policy in Xinjiang is not 'helpful for having a good solution to the issue of trade talks'

Xinjiang is in northwest China, home to many ethnic minority groups. Yhe US has been vocal in its criticism of treatment of these groups, including the Uyghur people.

The comment highlights that there are issues beyond trade talks. Reminders of these tend to have a negative impact on 'risk', for example AUD/JPY.