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Kerry: US weighs sanctions on China solar over forced labor

China is allegedly using forced labor to manufacture solar panels. China is allegedly using forced labor to manufacture solar panels. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

ELLEN KNICKMEYER
Created: May 12, 2021 02:50 PM

The Biden administration is considering sanctions over China’s alleged use of forced labor in manufacturing of solar panels and other climate-friendly production.

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry tells lawmakers at a House hearing that the U.S. is assessing whether to add those products to the list of products from Xinjiang province already being sanctioned.

Much of the world's polysilicon that's used in photovoltaic cells for solar panels comes through China's Xinjiang region.

Rights groups, journalists and Western governments say China is waging a campaign against Muslims and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, including detention in forced-labor camps.

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