January 26, 2022

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US Senate approves ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region due to human rights abuses

U.S. Senate passes law banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times / Polaris)

The US Senate on Thursday approved legislation banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region. As a step towards Control mandatory working conditions.

A summons has been issued to the US President. Joe Biden, For what Manufacturing companies must sign a rule proving that their products are not manufactured in the context of labor exploitation Go through US Customs.

This Tuesday, The House of Representatives has already given the green light to the bill, following the Treasury Department’s announcement last week that it would impose sanctions. Against a Chinese company and two individuals for participating in the human rights abuses of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the region.

Therefore, this “Undeniable assumption“Before the end of the Chinese government, a Network of detention camps for Uyghur and other Muslim groups, Described by the American chain CNN.

In the same way, The Senate has given the green light to the appointment of Ambassador Nicholas Burns as US Ambassador to China. Five months after the proposal by Pita.

The Chamber Session Diary records that Burns received 75 votes in favor and 18 votes against.

Demonstration outside the White House against China calls on US to end trade deal and end Uyghur repression
Demonstration outside the White House against China calls on US to end trade deal and end Uyghur repression

Obstacles

The Joe Biden government announced Thursday New restrictions on their operations against several Chinese biotech and monitoring companies and government agencies in Xinjiang province, The latest move against the Xi Jinping regime Human rights violations of Uyghur Muslims in the western region of the country.

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The Department of Commerce has blacklisted The Chinese Military Academy of Medical Sciences and its 11 research institutes focus on the use of biotechnology in support of the Chinese military.

The move would bar North American companies from selling parts to these companies without a license. “The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical discoveries will save lives. Unfortunately, the People’s Republic of China chooses to use these technologies to control its population and continue to oppress members of minority ethnic and religious groups., Said the Commerce Secretary. Gina Raymondo, This is a statement.

“We cannot allow American products, technologies and software that support medical science and biotechnology innovations. Will be diverted to applications against the national security of the United StatesHe added.

The agency said the Treasury Department was preparing to impose sanctions on several Chinese companies. Reuters A senior Biden executive, who did not want to be named, said the move would be announced soon.

(With information from Europa Press and Reuters)

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