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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.