The UK government will impose fine on companies that fail to disclose their connections with the Xinjiang region of China, where Uyghurs as well as other Muslim minority groups are allegedly facing forced labor, as part of a series of latest measures.
Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary announced these new measures on Tuesday, which are created to make sure that all the British companies aren’t complicit in or profiting from violations of human rights in Xinjiang, claims the Foreign Office.
The government would also review the UK products that the country can export to Xinjiang and release new guidance, ruling out particular risks that are faced by firms having associations with Xinjiang.
The State Department of the US estimates that around 2 million Uyghurs and other minority group members are detained over sprawling the network of Xinjiang’s internment camps.
Beijing has continually been defending Xinjiang’s crackdown as important to handle terrorism and extremism and says that its organizations are voluntary training facilities where people get to learn Chinese laws and language as well as vocational skills.
Meanwhile, Raab also aims at calling United Nations for accessing Xinjiang and verify forced labor allegations and other violations associated with human rights.