Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) use of forced labor in Tibet and demanding that American companies divest of suppliers who use Tibetan or other forced labor. The resolution also calls for an investigation into the CCP’s forced labor program, so the world can see the full extent of Beijing’s latest assault on religious freedom in Tibet.
"Beijing is using modern slavery to punish Tibetans for practicing their religious faith. This is just the latest example of the lengths to which the CCP is willing to go to impose its will on others. We must hold Beijing accountable and that starts with ending American corporations’ complicity in Chinese forced labor."Senator Josh Hawley
Senator Hawley’s resolution is a response to recent evidence that the CCP is removing Tibetans from their homes and forcing them to work at state-assigned jobs, often far from their families and communities. The resolution is cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.).
Senator Hawley has previously introduced legislation to hold American companies accountable for slave labor in their supply chains.