The previously unreported connection between critical minerals and forced labor in Xinjiang could prove trouble for industries like the global auto sector, which relies heavily on China.
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While the technology made by American and European companies has been turned against Ukraine, the situation has also given the U.S. and its allies a source of leverage against Russia.
Human rights activists, labor leaders and others have urged the U.S. to put its weight behind a coming ban on products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang region.
When the Cold War ended, there was a belief that stronger global economic ties would lead to greater stability. But now the world is moving in the opposite direction.
Russia’s military incursion is severing key supply chains and setting off a scramble among global companies to comply with new sanctions.
As Russia wreaks havoc in Ukraine, Moscow has a powerful economic ally to help it resist Western sanctions: China.
The report provides the most definitive explanation yet of the strange illness that struck scores of U.S. government employees.
What began as strange symptoms has turned into a diplomatic mystery spanning multiple countries and involving speculation about secret high-tech weapons and attacks.
As Biden faces fierce campaign attacks from President Donald Trump, his language on China points to a drastic shift in thinking.