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Biden to Sign Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: White House

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Biden to Sign Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: White House

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President Joe Biden will sign a bill that would ban all goods from the Xinjiang region in China, where millions of Uyghurs are being forced to work in concentration camps, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki made the announcement during a briefing in Washington. “We have been clear that share Congress’s view that action must be taken to hold the PRC accountable for its human rights abuses and to address forced labor in Xinjiang,” she said, referring to the People’s Republic of China. The bill in question is called the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. It was passed by the House last week after the Senate approved it over the summer. A single lawmaker across both chambers voted against the bill, but it had not been clear whether Biden would sign it. The approved text will be updated and fresh votes will need to be held …

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