A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson called sanctions against imports believed to be made by slave labor in ethnic Uyghur camps “a naked act of bullying” and denied that the labor camps exist.
The Department of Homeland Security announced five new Withhold Release Orders on products from Xinjiang, where 1,000 labor camps reportedly exist.
Survivors from the camps say they are subjected to indoctrination, torture, rape, forced sterilization, and slavery there.
Hair products, computer parts, and cotton and clothing are produced in the region by laborers in the camps, according to intelligence.
Xinjiang is supposed to be an autonomous Uyghur province, but witnesses say it is actually a totalitarian surveillance state under Communist control.
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