Pappas Votes to Hold China Accountable for Human Rights Violations


Date: Dec. 14, 2021
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) voted to take action against China's brutal oppression of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities.

"I'm pleased we've reached a bipartisan agreement with the Senate to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the state-sponsored genocide of the Uyghurs and other horrific human rights violations," said Congressman Chris Pappas. "We must challenge China's human rights abuses, including well-documented labor exploitation, and continue to work with our allies to stand up for the rights of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities."


This legislation to ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market, and for other purposes, authorizes the President to apply targeted visa and asset sanctions on any person responsible for the labor trafficking of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in the XUAR and directs the Secretary of State to develop a diplomatic strategy to promote initiatives to enhance international awareness of and to address forced labor in the XUAR.