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Trump administration blocks some Xinjiang goods from China suspected of being made with slave labor

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Trump administration issued new import restrictions on Monday against Chinese companies it accuses of using slave labor, including products from suspected mass prison camps in China's western Xinjiang region.

(CNN)The Trump administration issued new import restrictions on Monday against Chinese companies it accuses of using slave labor, including products from suspected mass prison camps in China's western Xinjiang region.

One of Xinjiang's "vocational skills education and training centers" is also named in the order, a name used euphemistically by Beijing to refer to the large re-education camps where inmates from Muslim minorities are allegedly detained, made to pledge loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party, and work as free or low-cost forced labor in factories and nearby facilities.

In July, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on several Xinjiang officials, including Chen Quanguo, the region's Communist Party secretary, saying the US would "not stand idly by as the (Chinese Communist Party) carries out human rights abuses. "

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