The US House of Representatives voted 428-1 to ban all goods coming from China’s Xinjiang region to address concerns regarding slave labor practices and other repressive measures by the communist government in the majority Muslim Uyghur region of China said the Epoch Times.
“The measure, which was previously passed by the House in 2020, would create a ‘rebuttable presumption’ that all goods from Xinjiang, where the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up a vast network of detention and reeducation camps for Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities, are made with forced labor,” wrote the Epoch Times.
#EastTurkistan, probably a forced marriage—-The brid’s mood and her tears and more importantly her dressing and make up appereans indicates it is a forced marriage with Han Chinese . #Uyghur pic.twitter.com/ZVAZ0tYauL
— Save Uyghur (@VUighur) July 26, 2020
Companies bringing goods in from that region would be required to show substantial proof that they were manufactured without the use of slave labor.
The CCP, under General Secretary-for-life Xi Jinping, has been tightening its grip on the region, determined to make the ethnic and religious minority merge into both communist and Han Chinese culture by forced marriages and forced reproduction that will eventually dilute the minorities, a technique also known as gene-washing.
“Since 2017, Beijing has waged a campaign to forcibly assimilate the Uyghur community, carrying out widespread surveillance and repression, as well as detaining many members of the mostly Muslim ethnic minority in centers and camps,” said CNN.
The result has been more a forcible denunciation by Western powers over these Chinese communist practices that amount to genocide, which denunciations first gained momentum under the U.S.-Chinese economic decoupling by then-President Donald Trump, and has accelerated because of the COVID pandemic.
“The US has been fabricating the biggest lie of the century about so-called ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang, but it has long been debunked by facts,” China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said about the accusations.
Forced marriage, state-forced rape, of #Uyghur girl to Han #Chinese in Yawa, Karakax. Uyghur girls are forced to accept it to rescue family members from #China’s deadly #ConcentrationCamps/prisons or murder. Sometimes they try to kill the raper or commit suicide#UyghurGenocide pic.twitter.com/YeofkOFMkz
— Uyghur Genocide (@auighur) August 12, 2020
Now that the bill has passed the House, it must go back to the Senate, where it’s expected to pass.