The U.S. has banned cotton and tomato imports from Xinjiang, which are reportedly harvested using the forced labor of Muslim prisoners.
Beijing has previously rejected requests by United Nations member states and the European Union to allow independent observers into Xinjiang.
In his first appearance Wednesday since causing a fresh diplomatic row with Australia, government spokesperson Zhao Lijian urged the incoming Biden administration to restart talks with China.
The opinion piece in the government newspaper People's Daily singled out the Secretary of State and used this week's TIME magazine cover to ridicule the Trump administration's COVID-19 response.
"Statistics show, time and again, that some are disproportionately prejudiced against in the U.S.," a caption included with the cartoon reads.
The remake is facing yet more backlash after its credits thanked the Turpan Municipal Bureau of Public Security.
As of July 28, Asia has recorded more than 3.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Yet another reason to be horrified by the Chinese Communist Party's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
We should always be wary to make Holocaust comparisons, but the evidence of ethnic cleansing and genocide by China's communist regime is too overwhelming to ignore.
After the 1995 genocide, we yet again vowed that this would never happen again. And yet here we are—again.
The video—filmed by a drone last year—shows hundreds of bound and blindfolded men waiting at a train station somewhere in China while closely guarded by security forces.
The U.S. imposed visa restrictions on officials accused of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of a cultural genocide against minority groups.
The warning came as President Donald Trump signed new legislation allowing the U.S. to sanction those abusing human rights in the Chinese province.
Jewher Ilham said reported overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions in the camps would speed the spread of the epidemic.
The authorities have both created the conditions for a potential health care disaster and made it almost impossible for anyone outside the region to know what is happening there.
Feroza Aziz was banned from the Chinese-owned video sharing platform after comparing China's Uighur internment camps to the Holocaust.
More than 1 million people are believed to be detained in "re-education" camps in the restive western Chinese province of Xinjiang.
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously agreed to a new bill fortifying U.S. support for Taiwan, which Beijing considers a future part of a unified China.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China was "strongly indignant" after Pence delivered his speech.
Mike Pompeo prompted an angry response by branding China's re-education camps "the stain of the century."
Beijing is pursuing a vast campaign of sinicization in the western region of Xinjiang, where the majority of the population is Muslim.
"China was making a direct threat to me from my mother's voice. They're using my mom to silence me."
"The unabated oppression that the Uyghur community faces at the hands of China is a stain on the conscience of the world," Nancy Pelosi told Newsweek.
An editorial argued that China did not "have to be swayed by the whining" of the international community.