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Intel accused of ‘cowardice’ over removal of Xinjiang reference after China backlash

  • Intel deleted references to China’s Xinjiang region from a letter to suppliers after sparking online controversy.
  • The letter originally urged suppliers to “ensure our supply chain does not use any labor or source goods or services from the Xinjiang region.”
  • Intel has since issued an apology, noting that it was merely complying with a new U.S. law banning imports from the region.

Tech company Intel was heavily criticized in China after posting an open letter urging its suppliers to avoid sourcing goods and services from the country’s Xinjiang region.

The semiconductor chip manufacturer appears to have backpedaled by issuing an apology following backlash from Chinese social media users and state-run news outlets, reported The Wall Street Journal

Genius Teen Wins $150,000 For Inventing Device That Cleans Polluted Water at Intel Science Talent Search

A 17-year-old female student from Maine has developed an ingenious way to filter pollutants from contaminated bodies of water and the invention earned her $150,000 in prize money from Intel.

Paige Brown, a senior from Bangor High School, has successfully crafted an effective way to pull destructive phosphorus from a stream by using a seaweed gel combined with aluminum and magnesium. With the use of some hair clips and a block of foam, she has created a filter from the globs of mixture that she herself perfected.