Dec 17, 2021

US Congress passes import ban on Chinese Uyghur region

The US Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to prove that goods imported from China's Xinjiang region were not produced with forced labour. The US has accused China of genocide in its repression of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority there - a charge that China has repeatedly rejected. The US accuses China of employing slavery and genocide in China's resource-rich western region. China "Is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups", Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a statement. The moves comes amid rising tensions between China and several primarily western nations.

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