Washington: Lawmakers in Lower House of the United States Congress passed legislation which will necessitate publicly listed companies to reveal commercial links with China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Uygur Region, as the media reports suggest.
The law was passed amidst growing concerns regarding the use of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region.
In contrast to numerous recent China bills that have drawn uniform support, the bill has been passed through the Democratic-controlled chamber with huge party lines.
US is likely to take steps to restrict some exports from China’s Xinjiang region for the country’s alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Uighur minority of the region.
Beijing has detained more than 1 million people from Xinjiang in past years for security risks, reports say.
Thousands of children are separated from their parents and women have been subjected to process of birth control.
China claimed that the people hired from these sites are provided with job training and education which it is required to keep them away from terrorism.