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US warns firms about risks of China supply chain links

Several departments of the United States government warned businesses on Wednesday against working with China-based entities that engage in human rights abuses.

"The Chinese Communist Party has ramped up its campaign of systematic repression of Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minority groups that includes widespread arbitrary detention and forced labor," the State Department said, adding that companies could face legal charges if they get associated with the aforementioned entities.

According to the official statement, the main types of exposures represent assisting in developing surveillance tools, relying on the forced labor of people from Xinjiang, and helping in the construction of internment facilities for Muslim minorities.

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