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US House passes bill to block Xinjiang imports over Uyghur human right concerns

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The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act 428-1 on Wednesday.

The bill aims to block the importation of all goods wholly or partially produced by forced labor in Xinjiang, while companies with “clear and convincing evidence” of forced labor-free supply chains are eligible for appeal, Bloomberg and South China Morning Post report.

The pass comes days after the recent announcement of the US’ diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games which will be held in Beijing.

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