Search

 

Cablegate: China's Response to Usdol Child/Forced Labor Lists

VZCZCXRO4449
OO RUEHCN RUEHGH RUEHVC
DE RUEHBJ #2618 2562324
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 132324Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6026
RUEHC/DEPT OF LABOR WASHDC IMMEDIATE
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHOO/CHINA POSTS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS BEIJING 002618

DEPT OF LABOR FOR ILAB

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ELAB PGOV PHUM CH
SUBJECT: China's Response to USDOL Child/Forced Labor Lists

REF: 09 STATE 92560

THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. NOT FOR INTERNET
DISTRIBUTION.

1. (U) Embassy Beijing Labor Officer delivered reftel demarche
points and advanced copies of the Trafficking Victims Protection
Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and Executive Order 13126 (Prohibition
of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child
Labor) lists to China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social
Security (MOHRSS) on September 9 and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(MFA) September 10.

2. (SBU) MOHRSS provided the following response:
Quote. We request USDOL to delete China from the US Department of
Labor's List of Goods Produced with Child Labor or Forced Labor. We
are concerned, because the List is developed in a way that certainly
does not reflect the true situation in the China, and publicizing
such list is not conducive to the friendly relationship between our
two departments. We are ready to make joint efforts to further
develop the ties between the MOHRSS and USDOL. End Quote.

3. (SBU) Post has not received a response from the MFA.

Huntsman

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

IPPPR: The Independent Panel Calls For Urgent Reform Of Pandemic Prevention And Response Systems

Expert independent panel calls for urgent reform of pandemic prevention and response systems The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response is today calling on the global community to end the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt a series of bold and ... More>>

NGO Coalition On Human Rights: Call For A Stop To Police Brutality In Fiji

A viral video has circulated online showing two police officers utilising disproportionate and excessive force in detaining the suspect, an individual half their size. In the video it shows the man’s head being pressed down on the ground, his arms being ... More>>

UN: India’s New COVID-19 Wave Is Spreading Like ‘Wildfire’, Warns UN Children’s Fund

7 May 2021 A new wave of COVID-19 infections is spreading like “wildfire” across India, leaving many youngsters destitute, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Friday. In the last 24 hours, India registered 3,915 coronavirus deaths and 414,188 ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

UN: Economic Recovery Under Threat Amid Surging COVID Cases And Lagging Vaccination In Poorer Countries

New York, 11 May — While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound in China and the United States, surging COVID-19 infections and inadequate vaccination progress in many countries threaten a broad-based recovery of the world ... More>>

Study: Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More>>

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>