US blacklists 11 more Chinese firms over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang

Changji Esquel Textile

1:34am, 21 Jul, 2020

The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights violations in connection with the treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang to the US economic blacklist.

The department said the companies were involved in using forced labour by Uygurs and other Muslim minority groups. They include numerous textile companies and two firms throse government said were conducting genetic analyses used to further the repression of Uygurs and other Muslim minorities.

Blacklisted firms cannot buy components from US companies without US government approval.

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