Apple Computers Desperate to Weaken Bill that Fights China’s Slave Labor

Computer and cell phone giant Apple is desperately working to weaken a bill that would punish American companies that rely on China’s slave labor camps for their manufacturing.

Sources told the Washington Post that lobbyists with the firm Fierce Government Relations are seeking to weaken the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

Per the Daily Caller:

The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 403-6 in September, aims to ensure that American apparel and tech companies are not relying on forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province.

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The Chinese government is suspected of holding more than 1 million Uighurs in detention camps in Xinjiang, which is a heavy producer of cotton products and computer parts.

Apple is not the only giant company try and weaken the bill, but it is the most prominent one.

“Fierce Government Relations disclosed in congressional filings last month that Apple paid the firm $90,000 in the third quarter of this year to lobby Congress on multiple issues, including the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,” Daily Wire added.

China is the biggest slaver in the modern world holding millions in labor camps across China.

Other multinational corporations looking to continue making billions off of China’s slave labor camps, including Nike. The Post also noted that lobbying firms for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plumbing Manufacturers International, and American Foundry Society are also trying to weaken the bill.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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