By Harold W. Reid, The Chicago Times
December 20, 2021
WASHINGTON – On December 16, the U.S. Senate passed a bill banning imports from communist China’s Xinjiang region where communist leaders have allegedly implemented slave labor.
The bill is one of many measures passed to punish communist China’s alleged systematic racist abuse of ethnic and religious minorities. There have been overwhelming reports from the Xinjiang region where the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs have been targeted by the communist government for reeducation, slave labor, and extermination. The Biden administration recently issued new sanctions targeting several Chinese biotech and surveillance companies that have been implicated in the persecution of minorities in Xinjiang.
According to United States officials, China is systematically exterminating the Uyghur population via forced sterilization and harsh slave labor in the region’s detention camps. Imported products from communist China suspected of benefiting from slave labor include raw cotton, tomato products, silicon and viscose, fishing gear and a range of components in solar energy.
“Many companies have already taken steps to clean up their supply chains. And, frankly, they should have no concerns about this law . . . For those who have not done that, they’ll no longer be able to continue to make Americans . . . unwitting accomplices in the atrocities, in the genocide,” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said.
The bill will require government agencies to increase monitoring the use of slave labor and businesses will need to provide proof that their products are not made at the hands of slave labor. In addition, the Commerce Department implemented penalties targeting China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences that focus on using biotechnology to support the communist Chinese military.
According to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, China “. . . is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups.”
U.S. intelligence services have found evidence that communist China has implemented high-tech surveillance system across Xinjiang that utilizes biometric facial recognition and collected DNA samples from all citizens to control the population. Some have found evidence that communist China is using the Xinjiang area as an experiment for a nationwide system of surveillance via communist China’s Social Credit System.