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

The US Senate passed a law banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times / Polaris)

The United States Senate approved a law on Thursday that bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region as a measure oriented to curb forced labor conditions.

In this way, the president of the United States has been summoned, Joe Biden, to what sign the rule by which manufacturing companies must demonstrate that their products are not manufactured in the context of labor exploitation in order to pass through US customs.

This Tuesday, The House of Representatives already gave the green light to the bill after the Treasury Department announced last week the imposition of a battery of sanctions against a Chinese company and two individuals for their participation in the violation of Human Rights of the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the region.

Thus, this “rebuttable presumption”Before the decision of the Chinese Government to establish a network of detention camps for Uighurs and other Muslim groups, as detailed by the American chain CNN.

In the same way, The Senate has also given the green light to the appointment of diplomat Nicholas Burns as US ambassador to China almost five months after it was proposed by Biden.

The upper house has approved the appointment of Burns by 75 votes in favor and 18 against, as recorded in the chamber’s session diary.

Demonstration outside the White House against China calls on the United States to end the trade agreement and take action to stop the oppression of Uyghurs
Demonstration outside the White House against China calls on the United States to end the trade agreement and take action to stop the oppression of Uyghurs


The Joe Biden government announced this Thursday New Sanctions on Several Chinese Biotech and Surveillance Companies and Government Entities for Their Actions in Xinjiang Province, the latest measure against the Xi Jinping regime for the human rights abuses of Uighur Muslims in the western region of the country.

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

The measure will prohibit North American companies from selling components to these entities without a license. ”The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save lives. Unfortunately, the People’s Republic of China is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control of its people and the repression of members of minority ethnic and religious groups. “, said the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, it’s a statement.

“We cannot allow American commodities, technologies and software that support medical science and biotechnical innovation to are diverted to uses contrary to the national security of the United States”He added.

The Treasury Department is also preparing to impose sanctions on several Chinese entities, according to the agency. Reuters a senior official in the Biden administration who spoke on condition of anonymity, referring to measures to be announced soon.

(With information from Europa Press and Reuters)


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