Xinjiang solar industry launches charm offensive as sanctions loom. Daqo New Energy insists there is ‘no such thing’ as forced labour. A supplier of the world’s leading solar cell manufacturer, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has rejected allegations of forced labor practices as the United States is considering imposing sanctions that threaten control of its remote China region’s solar cell supply chain. Daqo New Energy, one of the largest polysilicon manufacturers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, launched a public relations campaign to counter allegations and hosted a media tour last week with the Financial Times. This campaign is the latest step in Beijing’s massive publicity campaign to counter foreign allegations of human rights abuses. genocide regional.
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