19 Jul 2020

UK government accuses China of ‘gross human rights abuses’

The government has accused China of ‘gross human rights abuses’ against the Muslim Uighur population and promised ‘measures’ against the Communist state, to be announced tomorrow.

The Foreign Secretary said the UK had to ‘call out’ China over it’s treatment of the Uighur people, including reports of the forced sterilisation of women.

The Chinese ambassador today said sterilisation was not party policy but he couldn’t deny it never happened. Tensions over China’s human rights record are threatening to turn into a trade war.