London condemns Beijing’s “barbarism” and takes action

London condemns Beijing's "barbarism" and takes action

Uyghur women in front of a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang region on November 8, 2013 – Carol Huang AFP

To prevent items allegedly related to forced labor உய்குர்கள் In
Xinjiang area To reach British consumers,
United Kingdom It issued a series of actions on Tuesday condemning Beijing’s “barbarism” to these Muslim minorities.

One million Uyghurs, Xinjiang’s largest ethnic minority, have been detained in recent years, according to foreign experts. In political re-education camps.

No products from Xinjiang

Beijing denies, say, vocational training centers that aim to keep people away from the temptations of Islam, terrorism and separatism. This is a “barbarism that we believe is being pushed into the past in practice today,” Dominic Robb, head of diplomacy, declared before British delegates, “arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labor, torture and forced sterilization of Uyghurs on an industrial scale.”

Faces these “unacceptable human rights violations”, The UK had a “moral obligation” to react, the Minister continued, announcing measures to ban imports and exports associated with forced labor by Uyghurs. “We must work to ensure that British companies do not participate in the supply chain that leads to the websites of detention camps in Xinjiang,” he said. It’s about “endlessly looking at the products of human rights abuses on the shelves of the supermarkets we shop here.”

Beijing calls on London to “stop interfering in internal affairs.”

In the wake of already tense relations, Chinese Ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun called on the UK to “stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.” After London intervened on Uyghurs during a Security Council meeting on the fight against terrorism, the Chinese ambassador condemned the UK as a “completely political attack” and “baseless”. British companies will be ordered to pay fines if they fail to prove that their supplies are not linked to forced labor in Xinjiang, a large region in northwest China that supplies cotton to the United States. Globally.

This transparency obligation will be extended to the public sector, underlined by Dominic Robb, and the for-profit companies will be exempted from public procurement. Exports will be restricted to prevent companies from “directly or indirectly” contributing to human rights abuses in the region, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, he added. In early January, the British department store chain Marks & Spencer promised not to use it in garments selling cotton from Xinjiang. It was the first large British organization to join the “Call to Action” for Uyghurs, which was started by about 300 voluntary charities.



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