China Electronics Technology Group (CETC), a state-owned Chinese company is alleged to commit human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslims group. The University of Manchester has terminated a research project with the company upon the allegations against the company.
The university had already completed one project, had a license application rejected for a second, and has now withdrawn the third application for a project. The Chinese government has been accused of widespread abuse in the northwestern Xinjiang province. The chair of The Foreign Affairs Committee asked the University of Manchester about its partnership with CETC. He also asked if the staff had raised concerns and the university knew about alleged links with Uighur persecution when the agreement was made.