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Biden signs bill banning goods from China’s Xinjiang over forced labor

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation that bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about forced labor, the White House said. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is part of the U.S. pushback against Beijing’s treatment of the China’s Uyghur Muslim minority, which Washington has labeled genocide. The bill passed Congress this month after lawmakers reached a compromise between House and Senate versions. Key to the legislation is a “rebuttable presumption” that assumes all goods from Xinjiang, where Beijing has established detenti…

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