Intel Removes Mention of Xinjiang After Pressure From China

U.S. semiconductor chip company Intel has scrubbed all references to Xinjiang from an open letter on its website that created a backlash from China late last year.

Last month, Intel sent an open letter to its suppliers urging them to avoid sourcing materials from the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where the Communist Chinese government forces religious minorities into labor camps.

The Wall Street Journal at the time reported that Intel sent the letter to its global suppliers calling on them to avoid the region, stating that “multiple governments have imposed restrictions on products sourced from the Xinjiang region. Therefore, Intel is required to ensure our supply chain does not use any labor or source goods or services from the Xinjiang region.”

China took offense to the letter, financial news website Benzinga reported.

“Chinese state-run media and the nation’s social media channels — which consist almost entirely of pro-government messaging — took aim at Intel. The Global Times newspaper ran an editorial accusing Intel of being subservient to U.S. government demands while insisting that China’s leadership should make it ‘increasingly expensive for companies to offend China,’” the outlet noted. (Read more from “Intel Removes Mention of Xinjiang After Pressure From China” HERE)

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