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China Denies Evidence that Slaves Make Its Solar Panels

Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities employed by solar panel plants in China’s western region of Xinjiang are working “of their own will” and paid a competitive salary China’s state-run Global Times claimed Thursday, refuting recent reports from Western media outlets and think tanks alleging the minorities operate under slave labor conditions.

Solar panels and wind turbines work in an integrated power station in Yancheng city, in Jiangsu province, on October 14, 2020, during a media tour organized by the local government. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

China Applauds Joe Biden’s ‘Chill’ Beijing Policy

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper applauded President Joe Biden on Wednesday for allegedly having “more scruples than the Trump administration” and adopting a “chill” foreign policy, hours before Biden used his first address to Congress to boast of his close relationship with dictator Xi Jinping.

US President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2021. - Biden on Thursday called US gun violence an "epidemic" at a White House ceremony to unveil new attempts to get the problem under control. (Photo …