China is accusing the U.S. of threatening global trade after warnings were sent out to companies about doing trade with the Xinjiang province.
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday accusations of forced labor and genocide were untrue and have the potential to hurt global trade, The Associated Press reported.
“The U.S. approach has seriously undermined the security and stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain,” Feng said. “China firmly opposes it.”
“The so-called human rights and forced labor issues in Xinjiang are completely inconsistent with the facts,” he added.
The U.S. warned on Tuesday against companies doing business with China’s Xinjiang province due to the country putting Muslim ethnic groups in camps, which survivors of the facility said amounted to torture.
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