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‘The Washington Post’: Apple wants to water down a bill to stop forced labor in China

Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China, according to The Washington Post (a subscription is required to read the entire article), quoting unnamed “staffers.”

The article says that the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they don’t use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps. 

The Post says the staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with the company took place in private meetings, said Apple was one of “many” U.S. companies that oppose the bill as it’s written. They characterized Apple’s effort as an attempt to “water down” the bill.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.