Intel faces boycott because of opposition to China's 'Uighur forced labor'

Intel, a major American semiconductor maker, has been bashed by Chinese media and consumers as a result of sending a letter to its suppliers asking them to 'useless products made by forcing people in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region'. It has been reported.

US chip maker Intel triggers Chinese media backlash after telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang labour | South China Morning Post

Intel facing China backlash after Xinjiang statement | Reuters

Intel faces backlash in China over stance on Xinjiang --Protocol — The people, power and politics of tech

The Uighur Senate was involved in Uighur forced labor on December 16, 2021, following severe crackdowns on people in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region , including surveillance , torture , and forced labor in China. We have unanimously passed the 'Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Law,' which prohibits transactions with companies that do. However, large American companies are not in line with this issue, and it has been pointed out that Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola, for example, have previously lobbied against the law.

Apple is lobbying against the 'Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act'-GIGAZINE

by Andrew Guan

Amid growing concerns about human rights violations in China, Intel wrote in a letter to its suppliers in December in English, Japanese, Malay, Chinese and Hebrew that it said, 'The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's labor force and procured goods, We need to be thorough in avoiding the use of services, 'he said, clearly stating a policy to eliminate products and services created by labor exploitation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from the company's supply chain.

Chinese media vehemently opposed Intel's announcement. of Chinese news portal 'This is the largest crimes against clearly the Chinese market,' said reported addition, the government-media Global Times is of total revenue in 2020 at Intel China market in the editorial He pointed out that he earned about 26% and criticized that 'Intel has bitten into the feeding hand.'

In response to these reports, Chinese internet users called for a boycott of Intel products on social media Weibo, and hashtags related to this issue recorded more than 270 million visits. In response to this, the singer of a brand ambassador of Core Intel Wang Junkai of office 'aborts all the agreements with Intel,' the same day as the announcement . Wang Junkai himself posted to Weibo that 'national interests are paramount.'

China's daily English newspaper South China Morning Post and Reuters have inquired about this matter, but it is said that comments have not been obtained at the time of writing the article.

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