The United Kingdom has accused China of committing human rights abuses “on an industrial scale” against Uighur Muslims, as the Foreign Office announced measures to stop UK firms using products sourced from Uighur labour camps.
The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said the Chinese regime was guilty of “truly harrowing” repression of the Uighur minority, with mosques destroyed, women forcibly sterilised and widespread use of forced labour to make Chinese export goods.
The British government revealed new export controls designed to stop British firms knowingly or otherwise using products sourced from Uighur slave labour camps.
Mr Raab said: “Internment camps, arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labour, torture and forced sterilisation – all on an industrial scale,
“It is truly horrific. Barbarism we had hoped lost to another era, being practised today in one of the leading members of the international community.”
The move comes as British-Chinese relations have been left in a tense state over recent events in Hong Kong with major crackdowns on pro-democracy protesters, politicians and activists.
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