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US lawmakers demand IOC uniforms of evidence not made using forced labor-Chosun Ilbo: Daily News from South Korea

U.S. lawmakers from both parties wrote to the International Olympic Committee chairman Thomas Bach about the group’s ties to two Chinese companies that make uniforms from cotton in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

China has been accused of mass slaughter and forced labor against the state’s large Uighur Muslim population. It denies the accusation.

The letter states that cotton in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is “synonymous with forced labor and the systematic oppression that takes place there.”

“There is concern that IOC officials and others attending the 2022 Winter Olympics may wear clothes contaminated by forced labor,” said the Federal Assembly Executive Committee (CECC) on China’s affairs.

When activists demonstrate outside the Colosseo, the demonstrator has a placard and becomes a G20 leader in 2022 as China treats Tibet, Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong in Rome, Italy on October 29, 2021. We are calling for a boycott of the Winter Olympics. / Reuters

A letter signed by CECC Chairman Jeff Markley, Co-Chair James P. McGavan, and Ranking Member Christopher Smith of the Anta Sports and Textile Company HYX Group Two companies are Shine cotton.

In the letter, lawmakers asked the IOC to present the certificate of origin given by the HYX Group. They also asked the IOC to “explain the warranty” given by Anta Sports about their cotton products.

“As a starting point for fulfilling our commitment to uphold and respect human rights, and in line with the maintenance of human dignity set out in the Olympic Charter, the IOC must support and respect the human rights of those who have made uniforms on their backs. Must be. “The letter is over.

In December, President Joe Biden signed the Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The law prohibits all imports from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region into the United States unless the company can provide “clear and compelling evidence” to the US government. Chinese camp.

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