Can a new law stop forced labor in China?

Nothing is foreign27:27Can a new law stop forced labor in China?

On June 21, a new labor law comes into effect in the United States, requiring all importing companies to prove that nothing in their supply chain is made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province. This is where human rights organizations say more than a million Uyghurs have been detained, with estimates of hundreds of thousands of people forced to produce cotton, clothing and oil. electronics for some of the world’s biggest brands.

We speak with two Uyghur defenders who tell us stories about their family grief, the fight for truth and whether this new law can end these crimes against humanity.


  • Rayhan Asat, lawyer specializing in human rights and business practices.
  • Jewher Ilham, Uighur human rights activist, Anti-Forced Labor Project

Nothing is foreign is a new podcast from CBC News and CBC Podcasts. A weekly trip to where the story takes place. Hosted by Tamara Khandaker.

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