G7 says there is no place for ‘state-sponsored’ forced labour in veiled dig at China’s Xinjiang policies


Trade ministers from the Group of Seven industrialised nations have agreed to eliminate forced labour and shared their concern over such state-sponsored practice on minorities, in a veiled criticism of China’s treatment of Muslim Uygurs in its far-western Xinjiang region.“We affirm that there is no place for forced labour in the rules-based multilateral trading system,” the ministers said in a joint statement on Friday following their virtual meeting hosted by Britain, expressing their concern…


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