Displaying a tough stance against Chinese human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minority Muslim communities in the nation's Xinjiang province, United States (US)' Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday (12 April) said that the US will ensure that the world takes "concrete actions" against China and also ensure to not use products made in Xinjiang, Asian News International (ANI).
Speaking in an interview with US-based broadcaster NBC News, Blinken said that the US was closely consulting with its allies and partners on their concerns regarding Xinjiang where about a million ethnic Uygurs and other minorities are said to be living under Chinese detention.
Blinken emphasised that Washington needed to bring the world together in speaking in one voice in condemning what has taken place and what continues to take place in Xinjiang. He also emphasised the need to ensure that none of the US' companies are providing China with things that can be used to repress populations.
Blinken also stressed, "We need to be looking at products that are made in that part of China to make sure that they're not coming here; but we also have to make sure that we are dealing with all our interests, and what is the best way to effectively advance our interests and our values."
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