A government white paper released on Wednesday praised the Chinese Communist Party's policies in the region as well as the leadership of its chair, Xi Jinping.
The bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act will place the burden of proof on U.S. companies seeking to import goods made in China's Xinjiang region.
A State Department report promised to continue pressing China on its ongoing "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
"The evidence of severe human rights abuses and crimes against the Uyghur people is already overwhelming and indisputable," said the U.K. Foreign Affairs Committee chair.
France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's office initiated the probe in June based on a complaint filed this year by an exiled Uyghur worker and human rights groups.
United Nations official Michelle Bachelet said she was seeking "meaningful access" to Xinjiang amid continued reports of "serious human rights violations."
A new analysis indicated that Chinese birth control policies could cause a decline of 2.6 to 4.5 million births and reduce the population of the Uighur and other ethnic minorities in the southern Xinjiang region within 20 years.
The woman is one of dozens of expected witnesses who will testify at a U.K. tribunal investigating possible genocide against China's Uyghurs.
The Xinjiang government has been promoting a social media campaign where Uyghurs deny that human rights abuse has occurred. But a text indicates that the government is behind the accusations.
Abdureqip Tomurniyaz, president of the Xinjiang Islamic Association, said that the U.S. and Western nations "want to sabotage Xinjiang's harmony and stability, contain China's rise and alienate relations between China and Islamic countries."
In Xinjiang, China, birthrates sharply decreased in two years, with 160,000 less babies being born between 2017 and 2018.
The main state newspaper released a report on its findings about "lies" from the U.S. and other countries on the region.
A Chinese official calls reports of human rights abuses in Xinjiang "lies and false information" after an appeal to the U.N to investigate the treatment of minorities in the region.
A top Chinese diplomat said the sanctions levied against China for human rights abuses are actually hurting the people of the Xinjiang region.
The Chinese Communist Party and its media outlets are conducting a coordinated campaign at home and abroad to dispel allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang.
Chinese government spokesperson Hua Chunying shared a photograph showing a family on a Mississippi cotton farm in 1908 alongside an image of smiling cotton pickers in Xinjiang, taken in 2015.
Chinese celebrities have cut ties with Nike and H&M, while state media outlets are leading calls for other U.S. and European brands to be boycotted over their statements on Xinjiang cotton.
China's sanction list of 10 people and four entities includes European Union members of parliament, politicians as well as scholars and think tanks.
When we say, "Never Again," we must mean it.
China's growing influence and promotion of security technologies in the global south could "reshape human rights from the ground up," warns a national security analyst in Washington, D.C.
Repudiating the Trump administration's designation of this horror would be a major strategic misstep.
In a virtual address to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi urged President Biden to avoid the "misguided policies" of the Trump Era.
President Biden must stand firm on Secretary of State Pompeo's genocide determination.
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.