Labor Rights

Total 67 Posts

Members of Congress Press U.S. Government, Companies on Xinjiang Labor Practices

Last week, various members of Congress raised the issue of labor rights abuses in the supply chains of SHEIN and several and other companies, writing to both U.S. government agencies and the companies themselves.

Trudeau Speech Touches on Critical Minerals and China

In a speech and subsequent conversation at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized Canada's important role in producing critical minerals for batteries and electric vehicles to ensure "resilience," and contrasted the cleaner and labor-friendly Canadian production with the processing that takes place

U.S. Commission Holds Hearing on Implementation of UFLPA

At a hearing held today by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the Commissioners and witnesses discussed specific aspects of the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), as well as concerns about China more generally.

Members of Congress Push for UFLPA Enforcement

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security pressing for tougher enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair Presses Automakers, Suppliers on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Earlier this week, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) "ramped up his investigation into auto supply chain links to forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China, with new questions for automakers and tier 1 suppliers."

U.S. Trade Rep. Testifies at U.S. Senate Trade Hearing, Touches on China Trade Issues

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified on President Biden's trade policy agenda, touching on a number of China trade issues.

New U.S. Data Shows Over A Quarter of Detained Chinese Shipments Have Been Denied Entry under UFLPA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released enforcement data for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), showing the number of detained shipments from China and the rest of the world. So far U.S. customs officials have detained a total of US$961 million worth of products from
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