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Posted By: Ketchuplover, 6/13/2021 11:54:23 PM

Washington D.C.: American companies, including Amazon.com, Apple and Nike, came under fire by a U.S. Senator on Thursday for disregarding forced labour allegations in China and making American consumers complicit in Beijing's alleged repressive policies. (snip) Republican Senator Marco Rubio accused many U.S. companies of "profiting" from the Chinese government's abuses. "For far too long, companies like Nike and Apple and Amazon and Coca-Cola were using forced labor. They were benefiting from forced labor or sourcing from suppliers that were suspected of using forced labor," Rubio said. "These companies, sadly, were making all of us complicit

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When I mentioned this to a Chinese student, he dismissed it as being overblown.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/14/2021 12:20:37 AM (No. 815013)
Yet Rubio was the jackass that was/is all for flooding America with immigration and screwing over US workers in favor of cheap labor. Your protest rings hollow, Foam Boy.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/14/2021 12:47:58 AM (No. 815024)
I want a law that requires sellers to disclose the country of origin for every thing. Right now the catalogue or website just puts “imported” on clothing. I want to know the country as in Taiwan, ok...China no. Our corporations are just as guilty. They go with the lowest bidder when they have their crap made in China. The Chinese have no compunction about using forced or slave labor to produce cheap products. I know it’s tough to avoid China products entirely but we need to try our best for the sake of this country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 6/14/2021 12:59:48 AM (No. 815029)
Forced Labor? Why the word play? Call it for what it is, Slavery!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Captleemo 6/14/2021 2:30:41 AM (No. 815053)
Colin Kapernick should be called out often for promoting and profiting off slavery as he is paid handsomely by Nike.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: OhioNick 6/14/2021 2:31:02 AM (No. 815054)
It's not just Chinese slave labor. There are about half a million prisoners in North Korea's gulag prisons who are forced to make goods that are shipped across the country's northern border and then marked "Made in China."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: msts 6/14/2021 6:07:24 AM (No. 815092)
And when its states "Forced Labor" , insert slave labor. Easier to make money when you dont have to pay the help
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 6/14/2021 7:15:03 AM (No. 815120)
If slave traders had thrown all the Africans they brought over on boats into prison, and organized a work/release program forcing them to work on plantations, would that have been ok?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/14/2021 9:19:29 AM (No. 815227)
In this case it's OK - - because none of the slaves are black.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 6/14/2021 9:35:55 AM (No. 815251)
So what else is new? These companies and many more have been criticized for this for what seems decades. It's why the U.S. chamber of commerce loves when the border is open. Cheap labor.
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