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Mar 11, 2020

U.S. lawmakers pushed Wednesday for a ban on imports from a vast area of northwestern China because of the widespread use of forced labor on farms and factories in a region where the communist government has detained more than a million people in a campaign against ethnic minorities.

Mar 11, 2020

Attorneys from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP recently helped to secure asylum for a young man from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region. 

Mar 11, 2020

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross calling on his department to take steps to prevent American companies and consumers from buying goods produced by forced labor in Xinjiang, China.

Mar 11, 2020

In a lively Muslim area of Nanchang, China, a huge factory produces computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners. These products go to a supplier to major international technology companies like Apple and Lenovo.

Mar 11, 2020

Nike said it was reviewing its suppliers’ hiring practices in China, after The Washington Post and an Australian think tank reported that members of the Uighur Muslim minority were making shoes for the American brand in conditions that suggested they were coerced.

Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts
Mar 11, 2020

Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act would require companies using Xinjiang suppliers to prove that involuntary workers are not involved in production

Mar 11, 2020

Xinjiang’s Uyghurs are subject to a targeted campaign of surveillance and control. How did they get here?

Mar 11, 2020

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused US firms of willfully ignoring “horrific” forced labor conditions in China’s Xinjiang region and called on the Commerce Department to stop American companies and consumers buying goods produced by such labor.

Mar 11, 2020

US lawmakers unveiled legislation Wednesday urging the Trump administration to take action over claims of forced labor camps in Xinjiang, after a US government report found it was "nearly impossible" to ensure global supply chains were clean of tainted goods.

Mar 11, 2020

A bill cites reports of mass detention of minority groups in China and concerns about forced labor. This could spell problems for brands like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Patagonia.

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