Bill To Clamp Down On Products From China's Xinjiang Passes Congress, Biden Next

Bill To Clamp Down On Products From China's Xinjiang Passes Congress, Biden Next

Andrew H. Sweet

The Senate passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act unanimously, sending it to the White House, where President Joe Biden has said he will sign it into law. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the bill with a unanimous voice vote.

The compromise legislation keeps a provision creating a "rebuttable presumption" that all goods from Xinjiang, where the Chinese government has set up a network of detention camps for Uyghurs and other Muslim groups, were made with forced labor to bar such imports.

In a related development on Thursday, the U.S. government hit dozens of Chinese companies with investment and export restrictions, including top drone maker DJI, accusing them of complicity in the oppression of Uyghurs or of helping the military.

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