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China Criticizes U.S. Ban on Xinjiang Goods Over Forced Labor

Jan. 14, 2021, 9:51 AM

The U.S. will bar entry of all cotton products and tomatoes from China’s Xinjiang region, a sweeping move that prompted protests from Beijing and fresh vows to defend its companies.

The U.S. ban is the latest in a series of actions where the U.S. is raising pressure on China over alleged ill-treatment of its ethnic Uighur Muslim minority. The U.S. says the Chinese government has detained more than 1 million Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in “re-education” camps, allegations that Beijing denies.

The goods to be held at U.S. ports of entry include apparel, textiles, tomato seeds, canned ...