China bristles at West over sanctions for Uyghur crackdown

Beijing (Belgium) (AFP) – China bristled Tuesday after western nations lined up to impose sanctions over its crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, the first concerted international action against Beijing since Joe Biden took office. Rights groups believe at least one million Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in camps in the northwestern region, where China is also accused of forcibly sterilising women and imposing forced labour. China has strongly denied the allegations and says training programmes, work schemes and better education have helped stamp out extr…

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