U.S. Rep. urges boycott of Chinese goods on human rights grounds

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/11
By: Ted Yoho (right)

Ted Yoho (right)

Washington, Dec. 10 (CNA) U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho on Tuesday urged Americans to snub Chinese products on human rights grounds, suggesting that consumers instead buy goods made in Taiwan.

In a House committee hearing commemorating International Human Rights Day, the Republican Yoho said that Chinese oppression of Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan only went unanswered because of the country's economic dominance.

While acknowledging that America "can't force China to do anything," Yoho said the country's manufacturers and consumers could nevertheless exert pressure on China through their financial decisions.

Manufacturers, he said, should face public pressure to institute an "ABC policy," choosing to manufacture their products "anywhere but China."    [FULL  STORY]

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