This sums up the Chinese government's line: Beijing claims it respects the rights of the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang because the economy is growing, as if its detention of one million Uighurs (ahem, in "vocational training centers") doesn't matter.
The Chinese government discovers its active cover-up of its use of forced Uighur labor is incompatible with its efforts to export from Xinjiang, as auditors start refusing the jobs, major brands start cutting ties, and legislators consider barring imports.
#COVID19 watch updates, Oct. 27: - Xinjiang completes testing for 4.75 million - Japan's gov't endorses bill to offer free vaccines - Iran reports 6,968 new cases, 581,824 in total - India's COVID-19 tally nears 8 million
Xinjiang reports 5 new confirmed #COVID19 cases, 19 asymptomatic ones
China's Xinjiang reports 26 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in Kashgar Prefecture between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday as a prefecture-wide free nucleic acid testing campaign has been launched after an asymptomatic case was reported on Saturday
The Swedish clothing giant H&M cuts all ties with its Chinese supplier in Xinjiang due to alleged use of the forced labor of Uighur Muslims--a serious threat for any company operating from Xinjiang. H&M won't source any more cotton from Xinjiang.
China has destroyed 8,500+ mosques in Xinjiang, says a new report based on satellite data. Researchers say China has also built or expanded 380 camps holding Uighurs and minorities since 2017, telling @guardian it is like NYC building "55 prisons only for Black Americans."
CNN live feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing. Candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. #PresidentialDebate