US House to consider bills on Chinese goods made with forced labor -Pelosi

US House to consider bills on Chinese goods made with forced labor -Pelosi

U.S. lawmakers will consider two bills next on goods made with forced labor from China's Xinjiang region, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday, with one that would restrict imports and another that would require disclosures from publicly-traded U.S. companies on their supply chains.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers will consider two bills next week on goods made with forced labor from China's Xinjiang region, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday, with one that would restrict imports and another that would require disclosures from publicly-traded U.S. companies on their supply chains.

"If we refused to speak out about human rights in China because of commercial interests, then we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights any place in the world," Pelosi said.

(This story has been refiled to add dropped word in first sentence)

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: Reuters

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