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20 Dec 2018

Associated Press

Chinese Govt. denies reports of forced labour in internment camps

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"China blasts US media reports of forced labor in Muslim area", 20 December 2018

China is striking back at U.S. news media reports about forced labor in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said... the reports are "a malicious attack that severely distorts the fact."

The Associated Press and other media have reported that Muslims detained in internment camps have in some cases been forced to work in factories. The AP found that clothing made in one camp had been shipped to an American sportswear company.

Hua said that China has abolished re-education through labor and described the camps as vocational training centers that help families shake off poverty...