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Pompeo: China’s Xinjiang an ‘enormous risk’ for US businesses

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is cautioning companies on doing business with Xinjiang, China.

“We watch the massive human rights violations in Xinjiang where over a million people are being held in a humanitarian crisis that is the scale of what took place in the 1930s,” he said, referring to Uyghurs being held in re-education camps.

“And we see American businesses and their technology being used to help facilitate that activity from the Chinese government. It’s something worthy of thinking about," he added, calling it an “enormous risk” to do business in Xinjiang.

Chinese officials have said the camps are “vocational training" centers designed to keep people from engaging in extremist activity in an area beset with violence that's been blamed on Uyghur separatists.

Read more from the South China Morning Post.

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