China defends itself on human rights by pointing to U.S. history on slavery

World Net Daily

(FOX NEWS) – In the wake of international backlash for reported human rights abuses in the Xinjiang province, Chinese officials are attempting to reverse the blame by shining a light on slavery.

In a Thursday press conference at the Chinese embassy in Washington, Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying, deflected questions regarding recent boycotts on big name brands like Nike, Adidas and H&M after the U.S., under President Trump, banned cotton imports from Xinjiang in January.

“As for the issue of ‘forced labor’ itself, the accusations against Xinjiang made by some Western countries, including the U.S., are totally based on lies,” Hua told reporters Thursday.

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