Tackling Uygur forced labour in China a priority on Joe Biden’s trade agenda



Agencies | South China Morning Post

The administration of US President Joe Biden will use “all available tools” to combat China’s unfair trade practices and will prioritise addressing Beijing’s forced labour programme targeting Uygurs and other ethnic and religious minorities, the Office of the US Trade Representative said on Monday.

The administration “recognises that China’s coercive and unfair trade practices harm American workers, threaten our technological edge, weaken our supply chain resiliency, and undermine our national interests,” the USTR said in its report outlining the president’s trade policy agenda for this year.

The document largely formalises statements made in recent weeks by Biden and his USTR nominee Katherine Tai, who is awaiting Senate confirmation.

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