China says ‘George Floyd cannot even breathe freely’ as it blasts US over Uighur Muslims forced labor claims


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“In the United States hundreds of thousands of innocent people died of Covid-19, people like George Floyd cannot even breathe freely,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during a regular press conference on Thursday. Zhao blasted US allegations that Xinjiang products were made through the “forced labor” of detained Uighur Muslims, calling it the “biggest lie of the century.” He also said it was “despicable” that similar practices had been reported in the US, referencing a Los Angeles Times article about female prisoners forced to work overtime to produce masks, without being offered protection themselves. Also on Visa...