Customs and Border Protection cracks down on Chinese forced labor camp products

U.S. 09/15/20, 02:59

A federal border control authority is banning products that appear to be made from forced labor. A variety of fabric, clothing, hair products, and computer parts will be prohibited because there are reasonable grounds to suspect they originated from state-sponsored forced labor camps in mainland China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

US blocks goods from companies suspected of forced labor

Business 10/02/19, 03:36

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe. An official ...

S. Korea freezes Japan company assets over forced labor spat

Business 01/08/19, 22:03

A South Korean district court said Wednesday it has decided to freeze the local assets of a Japanese company involved in compensation disputes for wartime Korean laborers.Last October, South Korea's top court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. to pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs forced ...

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

World 12/20/18, 06:49

The Chinese government lashed out Thursday at recent U.S. media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's far western Xinjiang region. The stories are "a malicious attack that severely distorts the fact," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in response to a ...

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

World 12/19/18, 05:05

The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated Press and other media "for ...

SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

World 11/28/18, 22:12

South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, in the second such ruling in a month that again drew strong protests from Japan.The latest verdict on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was widely expected ...

Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

Asia & Pacific 10/30/18, 02:25

In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The long-awaited ruling, delivered after more than five years of deliberation at Seoul's ...

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