A new U.S. law to punish forced labor in China’s western Xinjiang region is showing the terrifying reach of American economic power — and its limits.
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which was signed into law in December and went into effect last week, requires US importers to prove that items from Xinjiang were not produced with manual labor. forced action – a difficult standard, as many Western auditing firms have ceased operations. investigate forced labor claims there and that the government often restricts outsiders’ access to the sites. Western researchers say that the Xinjiang government has imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, a Muslim minority of Turks, and many have been subjected to forced labor among the acts. other mistreatment. Beijing denies all such claims.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/xinjiang-law-shows-reachand-limitsof-u-s-economic-power-11656325980?mod=rss_markets_main Xinjiang Law Shows the Range – and Limits – of America’s Economic Power