Congress Sends A Message To China

Congress Sends A Message To China

The U.S. bans imports from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region where China has been systematically carrying out genocide and human rights violations.

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Finally, Democrats and Republicans can agree on something.  A bipartisan bill targeting forced labor of the Uyghur population in China has been passed in the House. The bill, known as the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act," passed Congress unilaterally on December 16th. But is it going to be enough to dissuade China from continuing its genocide against its Muslim population?

First, let's look at what the bill entails. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act outlines how the United States can implement strategies to prevent importing goods linked to companies with workers in China's Xinjiang region. Parts of the legislation proposed that the United States Government needs to: