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Senators Launch Probe into U.S. Electronics Firm’s Use of Uyghur Labor

Senators launch probe into U.S. electronics firm’s use of Uyghur labor

From: Axios

A trio of bipartisan senators sent a letter to Universal Electronics demanding the Nasdaq-listed company provide details on an alleged deal it struck with Chinese authorities to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers from Xinjiang to a plant in southern China.

Why it matters: The U.S. government has warned that businesses with supply chains and investments in Xinjiang, where China is accused of carrying out a genocide against Uyghur and other Muslim minorities, run a “high risk” of violating U.S. laws on forced labor.

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