US attempt to break China’s relationship with its ‘forced labour’ law

The US started enforcing the ‘Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’ (UFLPA) on Tuesday to stop imports from China’s Xinjiang region due to ‘forced labour’ concerns. The Chinese government denounced this as an attempt to ‘force unemployment’ and economic coercion.

The enforcement of the malicious law, according to analysts, is seen by the US as a practice run for future decoupling from China. As a result, global manufacturers and multinational corporations will find it challenging to comply with the law due to the US’s contribution to increased globalization uncertainty and supply chain chaos.

The spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), who opposed the UFLPA shortly after the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, claimed that the US had engaged in unilateralism, protectionism, and bullying in the name of human rights, seriously undermining market principles and violating WTO regulations.

The US is engaging in a common form of economic coercion. According to the MOFCOM spokesperson, it significantly jeopardizes the critical interests of American and Chinese firms and consumers, and it does nothing to support the stability of global supply chains or the recovery of the global economy.

According to analysts, China has created a number of opportunities to ensure employment for members of all ethnic groups in the Xinjiang region and has assisted them in promoting vocational skills, looking for jobs both inside and outside the region, and generally benefiting from the country’s development.

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