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Canada, UK Announce Measures to Keep Forced Labour Goods Made in China’s Xinjiang From Entering Global Supply Chain

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Canada, UK Announce Measures to Keep Forced Labour Goods Made in China’s Xinjiang From Entering Global Supply Chain

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Canada and the UK have come up with several measures that aim to prevent goods made by forced labour in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from entering the global supply chain and ensure that businesses in both countries are not complicit in forced labour in Xinjiang. Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade announced Canada’s measures in a statement on Jan. 12. “Canada is deeply concerned regarding the mass arbitrary detention and mistreatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities by Chinese authorities,” Champagne said. “Nobody should face mistreatment on the basis of their religion or ethnicity. Together with the UK, we are taking action to ensure we are not complicit in the abuse of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.” Curbing Forced Labour Canada’s measures aim to address the situation of the Uyghur Muslim sect and other minorities in China and …

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