'Horrific barbarism': UK to ban Chinese imports linked to forced Uighur labour

Jan 12, 2021

The United Kingdom has accused China of human rights violations amounting to "barbarism" against its Uighur minority, and introduced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of using forced labour.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, in comments to Parliament on Tuesday, said China's abuses were "on an industrial scale" and outlined plans to bar British companies that inadvertently or deliberately profit from, or contribute to, human rights violations against the Uighurs in Xinjiang province, northwest China.

"It is truly horrific barbarism we had hoped lost to another era, being practised today, as we speak, in one of the leading members of the international community," he said.

Read the full article at Middle East Eye

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