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Britain to Tighten Laws on Imports Linked to Alleged Chinese Human Rights Abuses: Telegraph

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Britain to Tighten Laws on Imports Linked to Alleged Chinese Human Rights Abuses: Telegraph

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Britain will tighten the law on importing goods linked to alleged human rights abuses in China as ministers take a tougher stance on Beijing, The Telegraph reported on Monday. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will make a statement on Tuesday in the House of Commons on the government’s response to allegations of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang province, home to about 12 million Uyghur Muslims, the report added. Among the measures expected to be unveiled by the government include expansion of the Modern Slavery Act, reacting to concerns that items manufactured under duress by the Uyghur Muslim minority may be entering the UK, the Telegraph reported. Britain said last year there was credible, growing, and troubling evidence of forced labour among Uyghur Muslims. The Chinese Communist Party has come under scrutiny over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims and allegations of forced-labour abuses in Xinjiang, where the United Nations cites credible reports …

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