"China’s treatment of the Uighur people amounts to torture, the British
foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said as he set out measures
designed to ensure no companies allow the use of forced labour from
Xinjiang province in their supply chain. Deterrent fines will be imposed
on firms that do not show due diligence in cleaning up their supply
chains, he said.
The aim, he told MPs, was to “ensure no company that profits from forced
labour in Xinjiang can do business in the UK, that no UK business is
involved in their supply chains”.
He also proposed a review of export controls to Xinjiang province – the
region in which tens of thousands of Uighur Muslims have been detained;
new guidance to companies operating in the province; and a commitment
that the Modern Slavery Act will be extended to the public sector."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "kudos for finally speaking out; other
civilised countries should do the same - and boycott 2022 olympics…"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics