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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enters Into Force

On Tuesday, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in the U.S. The bill was conceived in 2019, approved by the Senate last July, and passed by Congress in December before being signed into law by...

China Ratifies ILO Treaties Ahead of UN Visit to Xinjiang

On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to ratify two conventions on forced labor. The conventions were established by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which in February...

U.S. Issues Total Ban on Xinjiang Cotton and Tomatoes

The U.S. government has banned the importation of all cotton and tomatoes produced in Xinjiang over concerns about the widespread use of forced labor in the region. The move is the most sweeping measure to date to block the...

Streaks of Red

The Economist reports on China’s increasing economic influence throughout Europe, accompanied by a graph showing that popular opinion there is not falling for China’s soft power efforts: London’s black cabs are made...

How Beijing Plans to Turn the Chinese into Consumers

Following a recent “shopping spree” in Europe by Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Der Spiegel reports on how the Chinese government is planning to boost consumerism in the country: Shortly before his visit to Germany, Li...

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