US warns companies with supply chains in China may be involved in human rights violations

The United States warns that companies with suppliers or customers in China may face legal and reputational risks related to human rights violations in China. This is one of the broad measures taken by the Donald Trump government to restrict commercial relations with China .

A 19-page memo released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, and State Department on Wednesday showed that U.S. companies and human rights violations allegedly engaged in forced labor or large-scale detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China The entities are connected and will be at risk.

The memo repeatedly mentions that technology company products may be used to monitor Uighurs.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday that CEOs of US companies should read this notice carefully and realize that supporting such violations of human dignity poses reputational, economic, and legal risks.