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Congress Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

December 20, 2021

Episode Notes:

The Senate last week passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature. The legislation bans companies from importing goods from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China unless they can prove that they were not made with forced labor. Earlier this year, the Biden administration officially declared that China was committing genocide against the Uyghurs.

To discuss this new legislation and what it means for U.S. national security, we’re joined today on the Warcast by Kit Conklin. Kit is vice president at Kharon, a research and data analytics company. Prior to Kharon, Kit served in national security positions in the U.S. government where he specialized in East Asia and nonproliferation issues.

[ 01:02 ] Key provisions

[ 03:21 ] Reaction from the U.S. private sector

[ 05:15 ] U.S. government enforcement

[ 07:33 ] European reaction

[ 09:42 ] China’s response

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