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Possible Xinjiang Cotton Ban Looms, Fueling US-China Tensions

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection could hand down a mandate this week that would bar imports of cotton and textiles from China’s embattled Xinjiang region. The mandate, known as a Withhold Release Order (WRO), would require the imports under the WRO to be re-exported or destroyed if linked to forced labor, which the Chinese government…

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