Sen. Cruz: ‘John Kerry Is The Customer Of The Year For Chinese Concentration Camps’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused President Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry of being “the customer of the year for Chinese concentration camps” over Kerry’s push to import solar panels from China that had been created using forced labor in China’s concentration camps.
“John Kerry is the customer of the year for Chinese concentration camps,” Cruz tweeted.
Cruz included a video of a Fox News interview in which he discussed the Biden administration’s weakness to China.
“Joe Biden has shown weakness to China,” Cruz said, adding, “I introduced an amendment on the floor of the Senate to prohibit the Biden administration from importing any goods, and in particular electric vehicles or solar panels, made with slave labor in concentration camps in China. Every single Democrat except Joe Manchin voted against that.”
The Uyghur Forced Labor Act, which was first introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in January, would have imposed “importation limits on goods produced using forced labor in China, especially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and imposes sanctions related to such forced labor.”
The legislation would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to “report to Congress a strategy for preventing the importation of goods produced in China using forced labor.”
The strategy would “contain certain information, including a list of entities working with the government in Xinjiang to move forced labor or Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of Xinjiang,” and U.S. Customs and Border Protection would “generally presume that goods produced by these entities and certain other entities, generally those sourcing material from Xinjiang or involved with Chinese government forced labor programs, are barred from importation into the United States.”
In response to Democrat resistance to the bill, Sen. Rubio released a statement in October, saying, “For weeks, rumors have swirled in Washington about President Joe Biden’s climate czar John Kerry and his opposition to taking concrete action against the Chinese Communist Party’s use of slave labor. Now, we may have an answer about his reluctance to take action: according to a new report, Kerry and his wife have at least $1 million invested in a Chinese investment group called Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P.”
“That fact alone raises serious questions as to whether Kerry can negotiate in good faith with Beijing on climate change, but it gets worse,” the statement continued.
“According to the report, Hillhouse is a ‘top shareholder’ in a Chinese technology company called YITU Technology, which was blacklisted by the Trump administration in 2019 for being complicit in the surveillance, detention, and repression of Uyghurs and others. In other words, Kerry appears to be profiting from slave labor.”
“Now it makes sense why he is actively working against my Uyghur Forced Labor Act, which would make it impossible for products made with slave labor in Xinjiang, China to be imported into the United States,” the statement added.
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