Saturday December 7, 2019

Business opportunities must not blind us to human rights abuses

Ireland has a moral obligation to call oppressive regimes to account

1st December, 2019
After a slow start, there is increasing evidence of Chinese investment in Ireland.

Doing business with China has long been identified as one of the biggest opportunities for Ireland both in terms of inward investment and as a potentially lucrative market for Irish exporters.

But as last week’s reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) shows, forging ever closer ties to the country comes at a price.

According to the ICIJ’s reporting, one in every ten Uighurs in Xianjiang is detained in a series...

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