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  Zhongxin Finance, June 21. According to the official website of the Ministry of Commerce on the 21st, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce made a statement on the implementation of a comprehensive ban on Xinjiang-related products by the United States.

  On June 21, Eastern Time, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in accordance with the so-called Xinjiang-related Act of the U.S. Congress, presumed all products produced in China’s Xinjiang region as so-called “forced labor” products, and prohibited the import of any products related to Xinjiang.

In the name of "human rights", the U.S. practices unilateralism, protectionism and bullying, seriously undermining market principles and violating WTO rules.

What the U.S. does is a typical act of economic coercion, which seriously damages the vital interests of Chinese and U.S. companies and consumers, is not conducive to the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain, eases global inflation, and is not conducive to the recovery of the world economy.

China firmly opposes this.

  In fact, Chinese law expressly prohibits forced labor.

People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang enjoy complete freedom and equality in labor and employment, their labor rights and interests are effectively protected in accordance with the law, and their living standards continue to improve.

From 2014 to 2021, the disposable income of urban residents in Xinjiang will increase from 23,000 yuan to 37,600 yuan; the disposable income of rural residents will increase from about 8,700 yuan to 15,600 yuan.

By the end of 2020, more than 3.06 million rural poor people in Xinjiang will be lifted out of poverty, all 3,666 poor villages will be withdrawn, and all 35 poor counties will be removed, and the problem of absolute poverty will be solved historically.

At present, in the process of cotton sowing in Xinjiang, the comprehensive mechanization level in most areas exceeds 98%. The so-called "forced labor" in Xinjiang is fundamentally inconsistent with the facts.

The United States has implemented a comprehensive ban on Xinjiang-related products on the grounds of "forced labor". The essence is to deprive people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang of their labor rights and development rights, which will result in de facto "forced non-labor", which will lead them to be forced to lose their jobs or even return to poverty.

  Facts fully demonstrate that the real intention of the US is to smear China's image, interfere in China's internal affairs, contain China's development, and undermine the prosperity and stability of Xinjiang.

The United States should immediately stop political manipulation and distorted attacks, immediately stop infringing upon the rights and interests of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang, and immediately revoke all Xinjiang-related sanctions and suppression measures.

China will take necessary actions to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang.

Under the current situation of high inflation and low growth in the world economy, it is hoped that the US will do more things that are conducive to the stability of industrial and supply chains and economic recovery, so as to create conditions for deepening economic and trade cooperation.