Lawmakers Will Vote to Restrict Chinese Imports

Goods made with forced labor would be banned.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers will consider two bills this week that would restrict imports of goods made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang region. Another bill would require disclosures from publicly-traded U.S. companies on their supply chains.

“If we refused to speak out about human rights in China because of commercial interests, then we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights any place in the world,” Speaker Pelosi said.

President Trump’s Administration already issued new import restrictions Monday against Chinese companies that are believed to use slave labor, including products from suspected mass prison camps in China’s western Xinjiang region.

Five companies or industrial parks in Xinjiang and one company in eastern Anhui province, which make apparel, cotton, computer and hair products, have been named in the new order by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the firm stand being taken by the president’s administration restricting items made in forced labor camps.
  • For an end to China’s human rights abuses toward Muslims and other religious minorities, including Christians.
  • For Congress as they vote to restrict imports on goods made with slave labor.

Sources: CNN, Politico, Reuters 


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