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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused China of “genocide and crimes against humanity” for the country’s treatment of Uygur Muslims in its far-western region of Xinjiang, using his last full day as America’s top diplomat to issue a final blow against Beijing.Pompeo’s accusations include arbitrary imprisonment of more than a million Uygurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang, as well as torture and forced labour inflicted on these groups, and is consistent with comments President-elect Joe Biden has made.“Since at least March 2017, local authorities [in China] dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uygur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups,” Pompeo said.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.“Their morally repugnant, wholesale policies, practices, and abuses are designed systematically to discriminate against and surveil ethnic Uygurs as a unique demographic and ethnic group, restrict their freedom to travel, emigrate, and attend schools, and deny other basic human rights of assembly, speech, and worship,” he added.“Since the Allied forces exposed the horrors of Nazi concentration camps, the refrain ‘Never again’ has become the civilised world’s rallying cry against these horrors.”Spurred by deadly measures taken against Jews and other minority communities during World War II, the Genocide Convention was the first human rights treaty adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948, signifying “the international community’s commitment to ‘never again’ after the atrocities committed” during the global conflict, according to the UN’s Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect.The convention requires all countries “to take measures to prevent and to punish the crime of genocide, including by enacting relevant legislation and punishing perpetrators, ‘whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals’,” according to the UN office’s website. Chinese state media denies BBC reports of Xinjiang forced labourPompeo’s move further escalates pressure against China’s government, which had already been voiced its displeasure both with sanctions Washington has placed on government officials deemed responsible for repressive policies against Uygurs and further reactions by Europe and Britain to reports of these policies.Last week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, announced a ban on all imports of Xinjiang cotton and tomato products, even if they are routed through third countries or used in products finished outside the region, which borders Afghanistan and other central Asian countries.A representative of the Chinese embassy in Washington slammed Pompeo’s move, calling the accusation a “lie” and measures taken by authorities in Xinjiang “anti-violence, anti-terrorism, anti-separatism and de-radicalization”.Pompeo “ignores facts and makes groundless attacks on the Chinese government’s policy on Xinjiang,” the representative said. “This is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs and a serious violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations. The Chinese side expresses its strong concern and firm opposition to it.”Other US government measures aimed at halting possible human rights violations in Xinjiang include passage of the Uygur Human Rights Policy Act, which requires greater US scrutiny of potential human rights abuses in the region and demands that Chinese officials deemed responsible for violations be subject to economic sanctions and barred from entering the US. President Donald Trump signed that bill into law in June.Beijing has consistently denied the existence of forced labour camps in Xinjiang, and says that actions rolled out in the region are educational measures to tackle terrorism.The Chinese government is fighting other rules and guidelines aimed at halting at blocking exports of products from Xinjiang.Citing evidence of forced labour in Xinjiang, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently announced new rules that force government suppliers to switch their supply chains away from Xinjiang, a sweeping directive that applies to all companies around the world that supply the British government.Reports of human rights abuses also became a key source of contention in a tentative investment agreement that Beijing reached with the European Union after promising to pursue the ratification of key global human rights conventions starting this year. Can US go big on wind power without turbines from Xinjiang?US lawmakers of both parties, many of whom have sponsored or supported legislation that restricts companies from sourcing products that might have been produced through forced labour in Xinjiang, praised Pompeo’s move.“The United States does not apply these terms lightly,” said Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “I hope today’s designation will motivate the nations, businesses and people of the world to reconsider the ways they entangle themselves with a brutal communist dictatorship that is guilty of committing genocide against its own people.”“The State Department said today what we have known for some time,” Representative Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from New York, said on Twitter. “China’s mass internment camps, forced labour, and forced sterilization of over 1 million [Uygurs] in Xinjiang is genocide.”In his account of the alleged brutality, Pompeo’s announcement highlighted the treatment of Uygur women.> China’s internment of nearly one million Uighur Muslims is among the worst abuses of human rights in the world today. The U.S. cannot be silent — we must speak out against this oppression and relentlessly defend human rights around the world. https://t.co/PQp04TWjyd> > — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 18, 2019He decried “coercive population control measures, including forced sterilisations, forced abortion, forced birth control and the removal of children from their families” in Tuesday’s announcement, touching on a recent claim by the Chinese embassy in Washington that Beijing’s efforts to deradicalise Uygurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang have benefited women there.A since-deleted tweet by the Chinese mission this month asserted that a recent study by the state-affiliated Xinjiang Development Research Centre showed that “in the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women in Xinjiang were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no longer baby-making machines”.China’s diplomats will likely not be able to change Washington’s position after Biden assumes office.In response to reports in August that the Trump administration was planning to label China’s treatment of Uygurs as genocide, his campaign representative agreed with the designation.“The unspeakable oppression that Uygurs and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of China’s authoritarian government is genocide and Joe Biden stands against it in the strongest terms,” Andrew Bates told Politico.“If the Trump administration does indeed choose to call this out for what it is, as Joe Biden already did, the pressing question is what will Donald Trump do to take action. He must also apologise for condoning this horrifying treatment of Uygurs,” Bates said.More from South China Morning Post: * US bans all imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang, citing allegations of forced labour * Britain introduces new policies to end supply-chain links to Xinjiang * As US moves to renewable energy, wind turbines from Xinjiang may get caught in political tempest * Britain to ban China imports linked to Xinjiang Uygur camps over forced labour, reports sayThis article US declares China has committed genocide in its treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Wealthy investors rushed to offload stock in Alibaba Group Holding after China began an investigation into alleged monopolistic practices at Jack Ma’s internet giant, according to Citigroup Inc.’s private bank.
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Fresh questions have been raised over the risks of catching the coronavirus from food after traces were found in at least five samples of ice cream made in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.Last Thursday, authorities in Tianjin, neighbouring Beijing, said three samples of ice cream had been found to contain traces of Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19.An investigation suggested that Ukrainian milk powder used to make the ice cream was the likely source, after three samples of the powder and two further samples of ice creams from the same batch were also found to contain Sars-CoV-2, from more than 2,800 samples taken from the ice cream, packaging, manufacturing plants and retail stores.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Most of the potentially contaminated ice cream had been traced and recalled, but 21 ice creams remained unaccounted for, the authorities said.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the possibility of catching Covid-19 from frozen food is low, but China has linked infections to imported food. In November, a truck driver, also from Tianjin, was infected with a strain of Covid-19 also found on pork imported from North America that he had handled, according to local authorities.Discovering traces of the coronavirus in ice cream prompts new questions, given that the food is usually consumed directly when cold, according to Han Jie, an environmental science professor from China’s Xian Jiaotong University.“The contamination of ice cream raw materials is different to the contamination that has happened previously during cold-chain food transportation and retail,” she said in an emailed response.“Frozen foods are usually safe to eat after being treated with high temperatures, such as cooking. But ice cream would not be treated with high temperatures. Whether the virus can infect people through the digestive tract if it enters the body via food, as far as I know there is no conclusive evidence yet.” Are fears over catching coronavirus from frozen food justified?Han was the co-author of a review published in the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters in October that looked at the available evidence at the time on whether Covid-19 could be transmitted through food and identified areas needing further research.“The continuous low-temperature environment kept through the storage and transport of refrigerated and frozen foods can dramatically prolong the survival of Sars-CoV-2, a characteristic commonly observed on other coronaviruses,” the review said.“The frequent detection of Sars-CoV-2 in frozen foods suggests that these are not random, isolated incidents but rather signs that viral contamination and food-borne transmission may present a systematic risk in the ongoing pandemic.”Previous research showed the coronavirus survived longer at 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit) than at higher temperatures. Other coronaviruses, including the one causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), were found to survive at 4 degrees Celsius for 14 to 49 days, depending on the material they were stored in, but research specifically on the survival of Sars-CoV-2 on food surfaces was lacking, the review said.Fears over the ice cream and other food have become a political matter, with Chinese experts and media suggesting the coronavirus could have been brought to China via frozen products, despite there being no evidence to support this theory. WHO experts this month arrived in China to begin their long-awaited investigation into the possible origins of the virus.Instances of food being found to be contaminated with the virus have been rare. China’s National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment has said random inspections yielded positive tests just 0.48 times per 10,000 samples. Of the 873,475 frozen food samples randomly inspected by Chinese customs, only 13 returned positive results for the coronavirus, according to the agency.To try to prevent contaminated food causing infections, China has stepped up tracing capabilities.A data-sharing platform is being tested to share information with restaurants on the processing, retail and sale status of over 90 per cent of the country’s imported frozen food, according to China’s market regulator. China has encouraged food producers to maintain records to aid traceability in the event of food safety incidents.More from South China Morning Post: * Coronavirus: China reports 96 new infections, links superspreader to 102 asymptomatic cases * China’s rural Covid-19 clusters challenge country’s strategy to stop disease spreading * Coronavirus: what’s life like for the 20 million Chinese back in lockdown?This article Coronavirus in Chinese ice cream raises new alarm over infection via food first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
CBRE’s Cross-border Investment Ranking sees Singapore Clinch Second Spot After Tokyo in Top 10 Preferred Cities for Cross-border Investments An abrupt, pandemic-induced economic downturn, travel restrictions and uncertainty about the pandemic’s duration sharply curtailed Asia Pacific real estate investment activity for much of 2020. However, pent-up demand and a substantial volume of dry powder is set [&hellip The post Preferred Cities for Cross-border Investments – Singapore at #2 appeared first on iCompareLoan Resources.
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