Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on the 15th that the US side, using the so-called "forced labor" issue as an excuse, takes restrictive measures against Chinese enterprises, violates international trade rules and destroys the global industrial chain, supply chain and value chain. China firmly opposes this. The so-called "forced labor" problem is completely fabricated by some institutions and personnel in the United States and the west, which seriously violates the facts.
This is the latest response of the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs to the recent announcement by the United States of America to ban the import of cotton products from Xinjiang, China, on the grounds of suspected "forced labor" in the production process.
Wang Wenbin said that as a part of the vast number of Chinese laborers, Xinjiang ethnic minority migrant workers' rights and interests are protected by law, their personal freedom has never been restricted, and their customs, religious beliefs, language and writing are also protected according to law. Where is the "forced labor" theory?
"On the one hand, some people in the United States claim that they" care "about the ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, and on the other hand, they take various measures to suppress Xinjiang enterprises, which fully exposes their hypocritical faces and sinister intentions in curbing Xinjiang's development and progress and instigating ethnic relations in China." Wang Wenbin pointed out, "we urge the US side to respect the facts, put down its prejudice, stop engaging in political manipulation, and stop using the Xinjiang issue to interfere with and undermine normal economic and trade cooperation between Chinese and American enterprises. China will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises. "