China says U.S. fabricating news of forced labour in Xinjiang



3rd December 2020 – (Hong Kong) China said on Thursday that politicians in the United States are fabricating news of forced labour in the northwestern Xinjiang region, after Washington banned imports of cotton produced by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) alleged to use the forced labour of detained Uighur Muslims.

Speaking at a daily media briefing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the U.S. practices undermined market principles and would deprive people of jobs.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing by Dominique Patton; Editing by Kim Coghill