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ANALYSIS: U.S. Business Advisory Adds to Pressure on China

July 17, 2020, 10:35 AM

The U.S. government has stepped up its actions addressing human rights abuses in the Chinese region of Xinjiang with a detailed warning about the commercial and legal risks of doing business with certain supply chains in China, jointly issued by the departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security. The Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory, issued July 1, identifies Chinese regions and industries with factories using forced labor from internment camps for Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Muslim minority groups.

Being an advisory, it does not create a new ban on doing business with any entities in China, but ...