U.S. Detains Chinese Shipment for Alleged Forced Labor of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained a shipment of over $800,000 dollars worth of products “suspected to be made with human hair today that originated in Xinjiang, China”.

The U.S. detained the products as they were suspected to be made with the forced labor and imprisonment of Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China.

Separately, the U.S. Department of State issued an advisory today cautioning businesses to not engage with entities with links to the “human rights abuses, including forced labor in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China”. The advisory asserts that China “has ramped up its campaign of systematic repression of Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minority groups that includes widespread arbitrary detention and forced labor”.