Several American companies have been the focus of strong criticism, on the one hand using a emotional speeches in defense of racial equality and at the same time exerting pressure on Congress not to pass the bill that would ban the import of products made with forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
According to a recent report by The Federalist, some of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola, are actively lobbying Congress to weaken legislation that would ban the import of products from areas accused of promoting slave labor such as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
These multinational corporations oppose the bipartisan Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which passed the House in September and is now under consideration in the Senate.
Basically, the goal of the legislation is to keep products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region from entering the U.S. market.
Since 2017, the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights violations against Uighur Muslims have been widely reported, including the mass imprisonment of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims. Other minorities such as the spiritual discipline Falun Gong, which continues to be banned in China to this day despite benefitting the physical and mental health of millions of people around the world.
At least 82 world-renowned brands in the technology, apparel, and automotive sectors have products from Xinjiang as part of their supply chain.
The complete list of companies includes some of the same U.S. companies that have also used their corporate brands and financial power to collaborate donating millions of dollars to causes of the leftist agenda, carried out by organizations such as BLM purportedly supporting social justice.
To give an example, Nike announced a few months ago a commitment of $40 million to be invested over the next four years in support of leftist organizations that claim in their speeches to be focused on social justice, education, and racial inequality. Yet in practice these leftist organizations have become criminal organizations that seek to destabilize the capitalist system and break with the values of freedom promoted by American tradition.
Similarly, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple will spend $100 million on a new business initiative dedicated to racial justice. Cook also said publicly that “forced labor is abhorrent,” which contradicts his action against the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention legislation.
The position of these companies is a product of a total and widespread lack of values in society. They show hypocrisy in its maximum expression, defend racial discrimination, and are only concerned about their bottom lines.