China decries US ‘lie’ over Xinjiang imports ban | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, September 24, 2020

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China decries US ‘lie’ over Xinjiang imports ban

Beijing yesterday hit back at a US move to ban imports from China's northwestern Xinjiang region over claims of forced labour, bemoaning a "fabricated lie" it says is intended to hurt Chinese business. The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favour of the ban over claims of systematic forced labour in Xinjiang, where activists say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking people have been incarcerated in camps. China's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin accused the US of using the claims of forced labour to "restrict and oppress Xinjiang businesses".

 

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