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Xinjiang forced labour fears: China slams Norway state fund

Beijing: China has slammed a decision taken by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund to sell off its stake in a Chinese company due to rights concerns, warning the move may cause “unnecessary losses” for Oslo.

Forced labour in China: US House of Representatives passes bill to ban imports from Xinjiang

Washington: The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved forced labour legislation that would ban the importation of goods sourced in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, media reports said on Friday.

Forced labour in China: US House reintroduces bill to ban good from Xinjiang

Washington: A bipartisan bill that would prohibit the importation of goods made with forced labor in China was introduced in the US House of Representatives.

Xinjiang forced labour: US and Europe are seeking to exclude the region from polysilicon supply chains

Beijing: Solar companies in the US and Europe are seeking to exclude the Xinjiang region of China from their supply chains after reports emerged that polysilicon produced  there is linked with forced labor of detained Uighur Muslim minorities, media reports said.

China forced labour issue in Xinjiang: Solar companies now tracing supply chains

Beijing: Several solar companies have pledged to oppose forced labor in their supply chains as concern over the sector's reliance on China’s Xinjiang region has been raised in recent times.

Forced labour: US solar companies rely on materials from China's Xinjiang

Washington: US solar companies are heavily dependent on materials produced in Xinjiang region of China where forced labour and re-education camps have become a major issue of concern for the global human rights activists.

Marks and Spencer signs Call to Action on human rights abuses on Uyghurs in China

Causing major embarrassment to China, multinational retailer M&S has become one of the first companies to formally sign the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit the Uyghur Region.

Multinationals in US lobby against Xinjiang forced labour bill: Report

New York: Major multinational companies and business groups are lobbying Congress to weaken a bill that would ban imported goods made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, media reports said on Thursday.

US: Lawmakers passes bill to force companies to disclose Xinjiang-sourced materials

Washington: Lawmakers in  Lower House of the United States Congress on Wednesday passed legislation which will now require publicly listed companies in the US to disclose commercial links to China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Uygur Region, media reports said.

Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi

New York: Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi, with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers, and young women to sexual exploitation in nightclubs or bars. The UN is supporting the Malawian governments to end the practice and protect vulnerable people.