U.S. Senate Asks GM If Parts Supply Is Linked To Forced Labor Use In China5
In letters made public on December 22nd, the United States Senate Finance Committee has asked eight major automakers, GM included, to disclose if components used in their vehicles are linked to alleged forced labor use in China.
According to a report by Reuters, the Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden wrote that automakers need to reconsider their relationship with any suppliers associated with the Xinjiang region of China. The letters went on to say that unless automakers are able to confirm that vehicle components aren’t related to forced labor from that region, they will be unable to sell their products in the U.S.
Wyden also wants to know if automakers have ever canceled the use of a supplier because of any activity linked to Xinjiang region. He went on to cite a new report from Britain’s Sheffield Hallam University regarding the auto industry’s use of vehicle components produced in Xinjiang.
“Between raw materials mining/processing and auto parts manufacturing, we found that practically every part of the car would require heightened scrutiny to ensure that it was free of Uyghur forced labor,” the report said.
For reference, the U.S. signed a law back in June 2022 that banned the import of any goods related to forced labor from the Xinjiang region. This came as pushback against Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority, which the U.S. has labeled as genocide.
Beijing denies any accounts of abuse in Xinjiang, but says it had established training centers to fight and reduce terrorism, separatism and religious radicalism.
In response to the letters, GM said it actively monitors its global supply chain, and that it is written in its supplier contracts that GM will play no part with forced labor or corrupt business practices.
Additionally, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union called on automakers to shift their entire supply chain out of the Xinjiang region. It’s worth noting that of the eight automakers contacted, only GM, Honda and Volkswagen made comments on the issue. The other five, including Ford and Stellantis, did not immediately provide comments.
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I’m Pretty sure CHINA won’t tell GM anything about SLAVE labor. [email protected]@K how well they hide COVID-19 from the world. How about all the people that died in the fire last month with the doors welded so they people couldn’t get out. Sure I would a pack of lawyers first. What a joke on the USA.
The fact-deniers voting thumbs down are the usual pack of nitwits that call everything a “conspiracy theory” when they cannot escape the facts you just posted that are smacking them up alongside their thick skulls. Sheep gotta’ bleat !
Let’s see now, Democrat Biden and his family are known to be “in cahoots” with Chinese business interests. All Chinese businesses are closely controlled and monitored by the People’s Republic of China Communist overlords. “Slave Labor’ in Communist China is a direct result of Xi’s Government there placing Chinese Citizens in slave labor camps. The Senate Finance Committee is chaired and therefore controlled by a Democrat from Idaho who has been in the Senate since 1996. Mary Barra, GM CEO, is a big fan of Biden’s and kisses up to every policy he favors. Favorable pricing of parts coming from a Chinese slave labor camp would be very advantageous to GM. Someone actually is naive’ enough to believe the Senate Finance Committee’s obvious Pearl Clutching they are doing here is going to get an honest answer to this question from anyone in China or the U.S.?
The DEM Progrssive Controlled US Senate is actually waking up to the Communist China atrocities??? Holy smokes. Do YOU really think that woke globalist Queen maryb & her clueless Court in those Ivory Towers in Detriot are independently verifying that their “suppliers” are indeed NOT using “forced Chinese Labor” as they double down on their CCP investments??? If YOU believe that fairy tale I got a bridge to sell you. Enjoy that CCP Buick Envision & oh yeah the new Cadillac sedans now too designed & made in China.
So is GM waiting on the CCP to do something stupid before realising they are riding a man-eating tiger? If GM had any long term vision, they would have started to disengage from Red China and reinvest in NA and lower cost democratic countries.