China refers to its camps in Xinjiang as vocational skills centres. Photo: Reuters

China says human rights criticism unhelpful for trade talks amid UN push to stop Xinjiang detentions

  • 23 nations including US make joint statement to human rights committee urging respect for rights and end to arbitrary detention of Uygurs
  • Beijing’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun says countries want a trade deal on one hand while casting blame about rights issues on the other
Topic |   US-China relations

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China refers to its camps in Xinjiang as vocational skills centres. Photo: Reuters
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Workers walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Reuters

China subsidising Xinjiang companies’ use of forced labour, US lawmakers told

  • Apparel is the primary sector affected, and the US is a major recipient of such exports, says a report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Forced labour is becoming an essential part of Beijing’s effort to ‘re-educate’ Muslim minorities in China’s far west, report says
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Workers walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Reuters
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