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US Senate passes bill to ban goods from China's Xinjiang

Measure will force importers to prove no forced labor was used in production

A protest was held in Washington on May 5 to urge the international community to take action against China's treatment of the Uyghur people.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ban the import of products from China's Xinjiang region, the latest effort in Washington to punish Beijing for what U.S. officials say is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups.

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