Last week, China regime’s media cited an anonymous source claiming that two U.S. diplomats said that Washington knows there are no human rights violations in Xinjiang. On June 7, the U.S. hit back against this statement, saying China had fabricated the remarks of U.S. diplomats.
A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Beijing stated that Beijing should “stop attributing false statements to US officials or taking other actions that might subject our diplomats to harassment.”
The spokesman added that such actions are also inconsistent with the People’s Republic of China’s obligation to treat U.S. diplomats with due respect and to take all appropriate measures to prevent any attack on the freedom or dignity of U.S. diplomats.
U.S. President Biden signed the “Prevention of Forced Uyghur Labor Act” in December 2021, prohibiting any forced labor products from Xinjiang from entering the U.S. market.
U.S. customs officials said on June 1 that they were ready to implement the “Prevention of Forced Uyghur Labor Law” starting on the 21st of this month.
Then-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on January 19, 2021, that the the U.S. has determined that the Chinese authorities have committed “genocide and anti-humanity” for their suppression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang crime”. The Biden administration follows the Trump administration’s designation.