This bill would:
- ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China do not enter the United States market.
- shine a light on China's dark and violent practices and engage the international community in pressuring the regime to cease its ruthless persecution.
Bill text excerpts
* Persecution: "In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the Government of the People’s
Republic of China has established a system of extrajudicial mass internment camps arbitrarily detaining as many as 1,800,000 Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups who have been subjected to forced labor, torture, political indoctrination, and severe human rights abuses."
* Profit: "There is a very high risk that many factories and other suppliers in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are exploiting forced labor, according to reports from researchers, media, and civil society groups."
* Policy: " (1) to prohibit the importation of all goods produced, in whole or in part, by forced labor from the People’s Republic of China and particularly any such goods produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China; (2) to encourage the international community to reduce the importation of any goods produced by forced labor from the People’s Republic of China, particularly those goods produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; (3) to actively work to prevent, publicly denounce, and end human trafficking as a horrific assault on human dignity and to restore the lives of those affected by human trafficking, a modern form of slavery…."