China calls for Western sanctions on Australia over human rights

By Michael Smith and Andrew Tillett

China has accused the Morrison government of operating a concentration camp on Manus Island as officials in Beijing returned fire on Western countries critical of China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province.

Australia is in the front line of the increasingly inflammatory rhetoric being exchanged after the United States and Europe slapped co-ordinated sanctions on Chinese officials this week over their policies in Xinjiang.

Chinese consumers are echoing their government’s stance with many joining a boycott of popular Western fashion brands, including Nike, H&M and Uniglo that have either spoken out about the use of forced labour in Xinjiang or have chosen to not source products from there. Popular Chinese online retailers have removed these brands from their sites.

Continue reading at

Also read

Australian government and media seek to bury Afghanistan war crimes