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Intel apologises for telling suppliers to avoid sourcing products or labour from Xinjiang

US chipmaker Intel has apologised to Chinese customers, partners and the public for telling its suppliers not to source products or labour from the region of Xinjiang, following a backlash in China. The company recently published what it described as an annual letter to suppliers, dated December, that it had been “required to ensure that […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]

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Donald Trump signs legislature calling for sanctions on China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. The bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, was intended to send China […]