Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22243 – 772:
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As you may remember, I have been a proponent of The Slave-Free Business Certification Act, Senate Bill S. 4241 and House Bill H.R. 7824, and have written about it on these pages before. In fact, I have just now created a new category called Slave-Free Business Certification because I haven’t given up on the idea and plan to do more posts. If you click either link to the bill (it’s identical in the House and Senate) you will find a fairly easy to read and understand document. Maybe that’s part of the problem, but it simply requires companies making more than $500,000,000 in gross receipts worldwide to audit their supply trails. I haven’t forgotten about the treatment the Uighur Muslims are receiving in Xianjang including forced sterilizations and abortions. ASPI:Uyghurs for sale and China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization are two articles I have referred to in the past. After the new Congress is seated I will be contacting my various representatives and senators again and will find out who is on these committees and e-mail all of the members as well.
In the meantime, what stirred me up on this again was a news article that I read this morning about one of Apple’s main suppliers in China, Lens Technology. The article is here. As I said, I plan to revisit the subject again and I hope that my readers in the United States will follow my lead and contact these committees and their elected officials. If you live in a free country I hope you will consider bringing this issue to the attention of the proper people there. If you live in one of these oppressive countries, especially Communist China, there are people thinking about you and praying for you and doing what little bits we can.
An interesting aside about Communist China is their treatment of dissidents in Hong Kong. One recent example is 19 year old Tony Chung being sentenced to 4 months in prison for disrespecting the flag but there are many others.