U.S. Restricts Imports from Chinese Companies Using Forced Labor

Three companies in Xinjiang accused of forcing Uyghur people to work.

The United States added three more Chinese companies to its list of restricted imports this week, in an effort to reduce the sale of products manufactured using the forced labor of Uyghur minorities. There is evidence that the government of China is forcing Muslim minority groups in the country’s Xinjiang region to live in concentration camps, confining them, preventing them from speaking their native language, and using their unpaid labor in manufacturing facilities.

“We do not tolerate companies that use forced labor, that abuse the human rights of individuals in order to make a profit,” Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas stated as he announced the companies’ designation.

Chinese government spokesperson Wang Wenbin said of the move, “In essence, (the U.S.) is undermining Xinjiang’s prosperity and stability, curbing China’s development, and destroying international trade rules and market order.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he identifies human rights abuses abroad.
  • For DHS officials as they collaborate with other federal departments on national security.
  • For the president and members of his administration to seek God’s direction as they respond to the actions of other nations.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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