Xinjiang China: What’s really happening in these secretive “political reduction” camps is not exactly clear. The limited information that appears on the table is this; There’s a northwestern region in China where 1 million ethnic minorities and Uyghurs are being held against their will, who supposedly work making goods in horrific conditions. Basically, we’re talking about human labor camps which are in no way shape or form ethical by any means.
On Wednesday a bill was unanimously passed by the US Senate that would block the import of all products from China’s northwestern region. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is a bipartisan measure that would create a rebuttable presumption assuming goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1930 Tariff Act unless otherwise certified by the U.S. authorities. (Paraphrase from Epoch Times)
A Look At A ‘Political Reduction Camp’
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) are the two gentlemen who introduced the bill. In a statement Rubio had this to say;
“Its advancement will send a strong message to Beijing and any international company that profits from forced labor in Xinjiang… no more.”
“The United States would not turn a blind eye to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP’s) crimes against humanity, not allow corporations a free pass to profit from those horrific abuses.”
“We cannot afford any further delay, and I call on my colleagues in the House to promptly send this bill to the President.”
Once the bill passes and is signed into law by Biden, the U.S. will have more tools in their kit to help prevent forced labor products from ever entering the United States supply chains. Both Dems and Reps expect the measure will receive strong support in the House. IMUer’s watch the videos above and below to get more familiar with the situation and please be sure to subscribe in the top right corner. Leave us your feedback in the comments section letting us know how everyone from around the globe feels about this ongoing situation.
Source: Epoch Times
Videos: Reuters & South Morning China Post
Cover Photo: Yahoo News
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