China: Elon Musk Moving into Xinjiang Proves American Anti-Slavery Push Failed

China: Elon Musk Moving into Xinjiang Proves American Anti-Slavery Push Failed


The Chinese government publication Global Times welcomed electric car company Tesla to Xinjiang, this week, claiming that CEO Elon Musk’s decision to do business in a region known for enslaving ethnic minorities is an indication American companies are “shrugging off” human rights concerns.

The Global Times also took Musk’s move into Urumqi – a regional capital known for its draconian, pervasive police state fueled by advanced surveillance technology – as a sign that the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act has done little to scare American businesses out of the region.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden last month, creates a rebuttable presumption that all goods produced in Xinjiang were produced by slaves. Companies may only import Xinjiang-made

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