Before Kovid, the most talked about topic in international trade news was the imposition of US tariffs on Chinese goods. In retaliation, China also imposed tariffs on US goods. Then the trade war started between the two countries.
After the Covid started, however, the news of the trade war went into hiding. This time around, the news comes as the United States has imposed a strict embargo on products made in China’s Xinjiang province. The United States has said that companies importing goods from China will have to prove that they were not made by force. News from the BBC.
U.S. officials say Muslims from China’s Uighur community are being held in the area and forced to work. Although China has always said that it did not forcibly detain Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province. However, the United States has already banned the import of yarn and tomatoes from the region.
The United States has imposed the ban in light of the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The ban took effect on Tuesday.
In a statement, U.S. lawmakers said they wanted to send a clear message through the law: “The United States will not tolerate the Chinese Communist Party’s heinous crimes against slavery and humanity. Republicans and Democrats alike enacted the law.
According to the US Congress, China has detained more than one million Uighur and other Muslims in Xinjiang province since April 2016. They believe that millions of Uyghur Muslims are being forced to work for very low wages in Xinjiang province. This is being done under the guise of boasting about poverty alleviation and industrial assistance.
Although the Chinese authorities have denied the allegations, leaked documents and documents obtained by the BBC show that there have been numerous instances of gang rape, sexual violence and torture in Xinjiang.
Asked by the BBC what would happen as a result of the ban, Scott Nova, executive director of the Independent Workers’ Rights Consortium in Washington DC, said most of the products produced in Xinjiang would no longer be on the market. As a result, it is hoped that the ban will bear fruit, and that slavery will be greatly reduced.