John Kerry was caught investing at least $1 million in the Hillhouse China Value Fund on Oct. 25. The entity is the second-largest shareholder in a solar panel manufacturing company accused of abusing Uighur native people.
The fund, which the special presidential climate envoy financially backs, bought shares in LONGi Green Energy. It also acquired a stake in another technology company that the United States blacklisted for human rights abuses, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
LONGi sources large quantities of raw materials from companies suspected of using forced labor in Xinjiang, northwest China where the communist regime allegedly enslaves the Uighur population and other ethnic minorities.
“[LONGi is] a customer of many of the polysilicon companies that are engaged in labor transfers in the Uighur region,” the Helena Kennedy Center for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University said according to the publication.
The business also buys polysilicon from GCL-Poly and Daqo. The U.S. Department of Commerce blacklisted these manufacturers in June for “participating in the practice of accepting or utilizing forced labor, involving Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups,” according to the Biden administration.
These companies also allegedly monopolized the solar panel supply chain. They are accused of exploiting slave labor workers to lower retail prices.
The American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention (A-SMACC) wants the Biden administration to investigate Chinese solar panel companies that profit from forced labor, and impose additional product tariffs.
The Biden administration has less than 44 days to decide whether to launch an investigation, according to Wiley Rein attorney Timothy Brightbill who represents A-SMACC.
The technology company could also be linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and help the CCP monitor Uighur people.
Kerry’s investments in companies that exploit Chinese concentration camp labor forces have been highly criticized by rights advocates. The repression of Uighur people is already widely considered to be a form of ethnic genocide.
“[Survivors] suffered from extreme torture, forced sterilizations and abortions, routine gang rape and rape with electric devices, slavery, and medical examinations that suggest live organ harvesting,” Breitbart previously reported.
The CCP also persecutes peaceful adherents from the ancient Buddha school practice of Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong.