The United States Department of Labor released a list of 17 goods produced in China in violation of international standards under conditions of state-sponsored forced labor by ethnic and Muslim minorities.
The list includes five types of new goods added in 2020 – gloves, hair products, textiles, thread/yarn and tomato products, said a media statement from US Embassy Dhaka on Thursday.
"Forced labor and abusive child labor are dehumanizing, ruining lives and families," said US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia.
"Today's list illustrates the disturbing role of China – the world's second-largest economy – in sponsoring these exploitative practices," she added.
The original list published on 30 September include 17 Chinese products linked with forced and child labor --- Artificial Flowers, Bricks, Christmas Decorations, Coal, Cotton, Electronics, Fireworks, Fish, Footwear, Garments, Gloves, Hair Products, Nails, Textiles, Toys, Tomato Products, Thread/Yarn.
The release of this list is part of a broader US government effort to address forced labor in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, where more than one million Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minorities have been detained, said the media statement.