Can a new law stop forced labor in China?

nothing is foreign27:27Can a new law stop forced labor in China?

On June 21, a new US labor law will come into effect requiring all importing companies to prove that nothing in their supply chain is made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province. That’s where human rights groups say more than a million Uyghurs have been detained, with an estimated hundreds of thousands forced to produce cotton, clothing and electronics for some of the world’s biggest brands.

We speak with two Uyghur advocates who tell us stories of their family’s grief, the fight for the truth and whether this new law can end these crimes against humanity.


  • Rayhan Asat, Human Rights and Business Practices Attorney.
  • Jewher Ilham, Uyghur Human Rights Activist, Project to Combat Forced Labor

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