Lobbying Intensifies Against America's Plan To Ban Entry Goods Made In Forced Labour Camps In China's XinjiangUS-China wars

Several of the United States (US)'s global and iconic companies and business groups have come out lobbying against the US Congress' move to bring a bill which would ban the import of goods made by forced labour in China's Xinjiang region into the US, reports Economic Times.

Based on lobbying records, the companies are said to have been spending vast sums of money to weaken the legislation which would prohibit broad categories of certain goods made by persecuted Muslim minorities who have been suppressed and oppressed by the coercive Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime led by the incumbent President Xi Jinping.

The bill comes as a move by the US to crackdown on human rights abuses. It has gained bipartisan support from both, the Republicans and the Democrats. It has already passed the House in bygone September with a massive margin of 406-3 and is likely to be passed by Senate as well. Thereafter, it could be signed into law by the incumbent Trump administration or the incoming Biden administration.

Called the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, the bill is being opposed by major companies like Nike, Coca-Cola and Apple Inc. It should also be noted that as per a report issued in March this year, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China had listed Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Campbell Soup Company, Costco, H&M, Patagonia Tommy Hilfiger and several others as companies suspected of ties with forced labour in Xinjiang.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement