Human Rights

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U.S. Banks Pressed on Chinese Business at Congressional Hearing

At a Congressional hearing earlier this week, a Republican Congressman pressed several banking executives about their willingness to do business with China.

U.S. House Members Press Biden Administration on Forced Labor Law

Earlier this week, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and six House colleagues wrote a letter urging the Biden administration to "aggressively enforce" the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and "provide Congress with additional information on how the law is being applied to Chinese solar companies."

Restricting Financial Transactions in the Xinjiang Region

On June 9, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would restrict banks from doing business with entities operating in Xinjiang and other regions where human rights abuses occur.

UK Parliament Discusses Trade in Chinese Surveillance Products

In the UK Parliament last week, a Labour party MP pressed a trade official from the UK government about purchases of surveillance products from China. This issue has been hotly debated in recent months and years, and could be addressed in upcoming legislation.

New U.S. Bill Restricts Transactions in Regions with Human Rights Concerns, Focusing on Xinjiang

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week would restrict banks from doing business with entities that operate in Xinjiang and other regions where human rights abuses occur.

German Ministers' Remarks May Suggest Broadening of Chinese Investment Scrutiny

As new U.S. rules are being debated on investment screening of outbound investment destined for China, a recent statement by a German minister may suggest action there as well, although the issue has not progressed as far in Germany. In remarks reported by Reuters [

Members of Congress Press British Bank on Hong Kong Actions

A bipartisan group of members of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) have sent a letter to HSBC, a "British multinational investment bank and financial services company," raising "questions and concerns about HSBC’s business practices in Hong Kong and globally, including restrictions placed on the accounts of American citizens
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