U.S. targets five Chinese companies over alleged forced labor in Xinjiang



Reuters Staff | Reuters

The Biden administration imposed trade bans on five Chinese companies over forced labor allegations in Xinjiang, the White House said on Thursday, citing the G7’s recent pledge to clean up the global supply chain.

It ordered a ban on U.S. imports of a key solar panel material from Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry Co and separately restricted exports to Hoshine, three other Chinese firms and the paramilitary Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), saying they were involved with the forced labor of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in the Chinese province.

The U.S. Department of Labor also added polysilicon produced with forced labor in China to its “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor”.

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