Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Rabb on Tuesday announced new measures, which the foreign office said was designed to ensure that all British organizations were “Do not interfere with or exploit human rights violations in Xinjiang”
The UK government will also examine what types of British products can be exported to Xinjiang and issue new recommendations. “Identifying the specific risks companies face in Xinjiang … by highlighting the challenges of effective due diligence.”
Beijing has long defended its crackdown in Xinjiang as it is necessary to deal with extremism and terrorism, and claims its facilities are Voluntary “training center”; where people learn Chinese language and legal skills.
“Evidence of the magnitude and severity of human rights abuses committed in Xinjiang against Uighur Muslims are far away,” Raab told parliamentarians. He said the new measure was for “It delivers a clear message that these human rights violations are unacceptable and to protect UK businesses and public bodies from getting involved or linked to them.”
Raab also called on the United Nations to reach the Xinjiang region to investigate allegations of forced labor and other human rights violations.