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In light of Beijing’s supposed suppression of the Uighur Muslim minority group, the Trump administration considers restricting the importation of products containing cotton from Xinjiang, China. This potential move, which may be implemented as soon as Tuesday, is the White House’s response to reports showing the practice of forced labor among Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
This potential embargo could influence a broad scope of clothing and many other items. The extent of the request stays indistinct, including whether it would cover all cotton items delivered from Xinjiang or China, or possibly stretch out to things that contain Xinjiang cotton and are dispatched from third nations.
Kinds of cotton, textiles, petrochemicals, and other goods used in Chinese factories come from Xinjiang, considered as the primary producer of such products. A number of the world’s biggest and most popular clothing brands depend on supply chains that reach out to China, including utilizing cotton and materials delivered in Xinjiang, in the nation’s far west. Therefore, such prohibition will significantly affect global apparel producers.
Camps called as “voluntary education centers” by the Beijing government, encamp as many as 1 million Uighurs. Those outside the camps live under unavoidable reconnaissance, such as facial acknowledgment examinations when entering markets. Authorities have additionally prohibited strange facial hair, holy names for youngsters, and practicing the conventional day-time fasting during the Muslim sacred month of Ramadan.
An issue of human rights exists. There are studies and news reports that documented how Chinese factories in Xinjiang recruit groups of people, such as the Uighur and Kazakh minorities, into programs that designate them to work in plants, cotton ranches, material factories, and humble positions in urban communities. This unfair treatment triggered indignation among nations.
Adding up to the increasing tension between the United States and China, the Treasury Department has penalized four Chinese authorities connected to the locale, restricting their movement to the U.S. and obstructing any monetary ties. Issues such as repression on pro-democracy advocates in Hongkong, strife in the South China Sea, and squabbling over the spread of the coronavirus commenced the deteriorating relationship between the two countries.
Following the White House’s decision to withdraw from the Covax, which had existing issues with the World Health Organization being “China-centric,” the U.S. decided to cut ties with China.
“We’re going to end our reliance on China because we can’t rely on China, and I don’t want them building a military-like they’re building right now, and they’re using our money to build it.”President Donald Trump