A Netflix executive responded to criticism on Friday of a planned TV series based on a book, saying the production company and the streaming site did not agree with the author’s comments. Uighurs and other Muslims in China.
There were five Republican senators Sent a letter On Wednesday, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos was asked by the company to “seriously reconsider” plans to create a series based on the “three-body problem” written by author Liu Cixin. Xinjiang Province.
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“The Communist Party of China (CCP) has been committing atrocities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, which includes mass imprisonment, forced labor, conversion, arbitrary medical examination, and forced contraception and abortion to denounce religion and culture.” Netflix said in the letter.
The senators added, “While Congress is seriously considering the legitimate crimes committed against the Uyghurs, we have significant concerns over Netflix’s decision to trade with a person who clipped a dangerous CCP campaign.”
On Friday, Dean Garfield, vice president of global public policy at Netflix Replied to the senators in a letter Liu argues that his comments are “completely unrelated to his book or this Netflix show.”
“Mr. Liu is the author of the book, not the creator of this show,” Garfield wrote, according to Reuters. “We do not agree with his comments.”
In an interview with New York in 2019, Liu said he welcomed the Chinese government’s control over the Uyghur people.
“If anything, the government is helping their economy and trying to lift them out of poverty,” Liu said in an interview. “If you loosen the country a bit, the consequences will be terrifying.”
The request from the senators came the same day The House introduced a bill Targeting Beneficial Companies From the use of forced labor camps in China, it has proportionally included Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.. Uyghur Compulsory Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 requires companies that trade publicly in the United States and companies that trade within Xinjiang to publish information about their supply chains.
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