Mike’s Musings

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Yet another reason to pull out of the Olympics and to make it very difficult for US companies to manufacture in China for sale here. Just winking at slave labor and concentration camps while benefitting from the profits enjoyed through these practices makes un complicit in a crime against humanity.

BEIJING — China announced sanctions on Tuesday on four members of the U.S. government’s Commission on International Religious Freedom in retaliation for penalties imposed on Chinese officials over complaints of abuses in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region. The tit-for-tat sanctions add to spiraling tension over Xinjiang. Washington has banned imports from the region that might be made with forced labor, while activists are calling for a boycott of February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. China has denied accusations of abuses and earlier retaliated by publicizing calls for boycotts of foreign shoe and clothing brands. The chairwoman and three members of the U.S. panel are barred from visiting mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, and any assets they have in the country will be frozen, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.

China imposes sanctions on US officials over Xinjiang | Fox News

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