OTTAWA (REUTERS, AFP) – Canada joined Britain on Tuesday (Jan 12) in saying actions to ban the import of items it stated have been created by Chinese compelled labour in the Xinjiang location, a go likely to exacerbate tension with Beijing.
In a statement, Ottawa stated it was deeply involved by studies of repression of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities by Chinese authorities and urged firms with hyperlinks to Xinjiang area to examine their provide chains.
Canada will prohibit goods produced wholly or in element by pressured labour and demand businesses running in Xinjiang to accept the human rights situation in the location.
Before in the day, Britain declared identical actions.
Last month, the United States expanded economic stress on Xinjiang, banning cotton imports from an organisation it states works by using the compelled labour of detained Uighur Muslims.
Responding to Canada and Britain’s moves, China claimed on Wednesday it