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Thermo Fisher’s Necessary, But Insufficient, Step in China

Expand The exterior of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., of Waltham, Mass., is seen in this April 26, 2007 file photo. © 2007 AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, file Thermo Fisher Scientific, a large US-based medical technology manufacturer, announced this week it would stop selling human identification technology in China’s Xinjiang region. After more than a year of unanswered questions from Human Rights Watch, members of the US Congress, and others – culminating in a damning New York Times exposé of its sales in Xinjiang – Thermo Fisher chalked the decision up to “fact-specific assessments.” Xinjiang,…

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