Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law

Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of products from China goes into effect.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

Companies that sourced cotton from the region in China are weighing evidence of forced labor, a lack of visibility into operations and new regulation.

#bachelet-michelle, #cotton, #eileen-fisher-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #patagonia-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

U.N. Human Rights Chief Tempers Criticism at End of China Trip

Rights groups and overseas Uyghurs had called for vociferous condemnation of China’s policies toward minorities in the country’s far West. They were highly disappointed.

#bachelet-michelle, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

What Dominated the World Economic Forum

Our takeaways from Davos, plus how some influencers hype crypto without disclosing their financial ties.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #europe, #florida, #georgia, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #xinjiang-china

China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet’s tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

#bachelet-michelle, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #propaganda, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #wang-yi, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Has Shanghai Been Xinjianged?

Shanghai used to be the glamorous China, while Xinjiang was the dark China. Now both are casualties of authoritarian excess.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #xinjiang-china

Supply Chains Tainted by Forced Labor in China, Panel Told

Human rights activists and others urged the Biden administration to cast a wide net to stop imports of products made with forced labor in Xinjiang.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

U.N. Human Rights Chief to Visit China

Michelle Bachelet would be the first official in her position to visit China, which has come under fire for its rights record, in more than two decades.

#bachelet-michelle, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Why Companies Struggled to Navigate Olympics Sponsorships

The debacle over Olympic sponsorship shows how the U.S.-China relationship has turned into a minefield for companies trying to do business in both countries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boycotts, #china, #coca-cola-company, #comcast-corporation, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-olympic-committee, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #proctergamble-co, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Effort to Combat Forced Labor Targets Corporate China Ties

The Biden administration is expected to face scrutiny as it decides how to enforce a new ban on products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cotton, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #solar-energy, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Cracks Down on Firms Said to Aid China’s Repression of Minorities

The Commerce and Treasury Departments put new restrictions on an array of companies and institutions that they said were misusing biotechnology.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #china, #commerce-department, #defense-and-military-forces, #dji-innovations, #facial-recognition-software, #raimondo-gina-m, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #treasury-department, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Congress Passes Ban on Goods From China’s Xinjiang Region

President Biden is expected to sign the bill, which drew a fierce corporate lobbying campaign against it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #rubio-marco, #senate, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

House Votes to Impose Forced Labor Ban on Goods Made in Xinjiang

The lopsided margin reflected growing bipartisan anger at China’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs in the northwestern region.

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U.S. Will Not Send Government Officials to Beijing Olympics

American athletes will still be able to compete in the Winter Games, but the diplomatic boycott is a slap at China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Doppa, a Central Asian Hat, Guides Quest for Uyghur Roots

For an Australian woman with roots in Central Asia, a growing awareness of her heritage and the peril her people face all began with an embroidered skullcap.

#bora-subhi, #central-asia, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #handicrafts, #nahdi-nadir, #silk-road-ancient-trade-route, #textiles, #the-doppi-project-movie, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbekistan, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Holocaust Museum Says China ‘May Be Committing Genocide’ Against Uyghurs

Its report found that the government’s attacks against the group of Muslims in Xinjiang had escalated and most likely included “forced sterilization, sexual violence, enslavement, torture, and forcible transfer.”

#blinken-antony-j, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #museums, #politics-and-government, #pompeo-mike, #simon-skjodt-center-for-the-prevention-of-genocide, #united-states, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Uyghurs Seek Emotional Help as Families in China Suffer

As Uyghurs grapple with the emotional trauma of their families suffering back in Xinjiang, some are overcoming a cultural stigma to seek out counseling.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #depression-mental, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mental-health-and-disorders, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Freed From Guantánamo, but Still in Limbo 15 Years Later

Abu Bakker Qassim, a Uyghur from China, was dumped in Albania after the U.S. concluded he was not a terrorist, as Chinese authorities had maintained. The only country that wants him is China.

#afghanistan, #albania, #detainees, #east-turkestan-islamic-movement, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #qassim-abu-bakker, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Afghan Uyghurs Fear Taliban Will Deport Them to China

Members of the ethnic group, seen by China as potential extremists, are afraid they will be sent there as part of a deal for economic aid.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #deportation, #east-turkestan-islamic-movement, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

How Afghanistan Changed China’s Taiwan Calculus

There are many reasons to fear a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. But the American pullout isn’t one of them.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #taiwan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china

Articles Involving Chinese DNA Research Are Retracted

The rare retractions come after several scientists raised questions about how Chinese researchers obtained the full consent of their Uyghur subjects.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #china, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genetics-and-heredity, #science-and-technology, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Bans Chinese Imports of Solar Panel Materials Tied to Forced Labor

Much of the world’s polysilicon, used to make solar panels, comes from Xinjiang, where the United States has accused China of committing genocide through its repression of Uyghurs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #solar-energy, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks

The U.S. government has long tried to prevent the sales over concerns about rights abuses and surveillance. Documents show those efforts have failed.

#china, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Chinese Shows Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Dispute

Online platforms that stream dance, singing and comedy shows are pixelating performers’ T-shirts and sneakers amid a nationalistic fervor.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #censorship, #china, #cotton, #iqiyi-com-inc, #sneakers, #xinjiang-china

Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #china, #consumer-behavior, #entrepreneurship, #fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #li-ning-company-ltd, #nio-ltd, #sneakers, #start-ups, #xinjiang-china

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #facebook-inc, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #movies, #social-media, #twitter, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Japan Is Finding It Harder to Stay Quiet on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M

The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.

#beijing-china, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #communist-youth-league-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #slavery-historical, #social-media, #sweden, #uniqlo, #xinjiang-china

An Alliance of Autocracies? China Wants to Lead a New World Order.

As President Biden predicts a struggle between democracies and their opponents, Beijing is eager to champion the other side.

#china, #cold-war-era, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-parliament, #european-union, #international-relations, #iran, #middle-east, #saudi-arabia, #turkey, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china

China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

#adidas-ag, #china, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #nike-inc, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason

We’ve stopped following our formula for success.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #infrastructure-public-works, #maher-bill, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.

Otherwise, they risk complicity in the persecution of millions of Uighurs.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sterilization-reproductive, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The sweeping ban, which was based on concerns about forced labor in the region, could compel companies to reorganize their multinational supply chains.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots

Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has gradually established policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity. My family’s forced assimilation is a part of that story.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #concentration-camps, #discrimination, #hotan-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #horizon-advisory-group-llc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #minorities, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #cloud-computing, #facial-recognition-software, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #racial-profiling, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xinjiang-china

I.C.C. Won’t Investigate China’s Detention of Muslims

The International Criminal Court’s decision angered rights activists, who had lobbied it to investigate Beijing’s repressive policies against Uighurs.

#bensouda-fatou, #china, #international-criminal-court, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cracking down on imports of goods made with forced labor from persecuted Muslim minorities in China.

#apple-inc, #china, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nike-inc, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

China Disappeared My Professor. It Can’t Silence His Poetry.

Against overwhelming state violence, poetry might appear to offer little recourse. But for many Uighurs, it’s a powerful form of resistance.

#books-and-literature, #china, #dawut-rahile, #forced-labor, #poetry-and-poets, #social-media, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #xinjiang-china

Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System

Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.

#artificial-intelligence, #cameras, #china, #computer-chips, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #facial-recognition-software, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #intel-corporation, #muslims-and-islam, #nvidia-corporation, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Brushing off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

Mr. Xi made the remarks at a meeting on the region of western China, suggesting that the Communist Party remains committed to drastically changing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #china, #chinese-language, #communist-party-of-china, #dalai-lama, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #himalayas, #immigration-and-emigration, #immolation, #inner-mongolia, #jamestown-foundation, #jiang-zemin, #labor-and-jobs, #language-and-languages, #lhasa-tibet, #minorities, #nomadic-people, #politics-and-government, #qinghai-province-china, #religion-and-belief, #reuters-group-plc, #sichuan-province-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tashi-wangchuk, #tibet, #vocational-training, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China Is Expanding Detention Sites in Muslim Region of Xinjiang

China said it was winding down its “re-education” camps for Uighurs and other minorities, but researchers found evidence that incarceration is on the rise.

#china, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #prisons-and-prisoners, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barsa-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-budget-us, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #russia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #venezuela, #ventilators-medical, #xinjiang-china