The United States has effectively banned cotton products from Xinjiang, while the European Union in March issued its first sanctions against Beijing since 1989. Photo: Getty Images
The United States has effectively banned cotton products from Xinjiang, while the European Union in March issued its first sanctions against Beijing since 1989. Photo: Getty Images
Xinjiang

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Xinjiang timeline: key dates, events as China denies Western forced labour allegations

  • Since 2017, China has been faced with international criticism over alleged forced labour, genocide and other abuses against the Uygur Muslim population
  • Beijing has continually denied these allegations, and in June 2021 passed an anti-sanctions law to allow it to retaliate against a host of foreign sanctions

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The United States has effectively banned cotton products from Xinjiang, while the European Union in March issued its first sanctions against Beijing since 1989. Photo: Getty Images
The United States has effectively banned cotton products from Xinjiang, while the European Union in March issued its first sanctions against Beijing since 1989. Photo: Getty Images
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