Considering public remarks at the 2023 APEC summit in San Francisco
What great erudite commentary. Judicious in its desire for evidence-based conclusions. I might have guessed that you were an important lawyer in this area.
Its galling the islamic world thinks Uiyghurs Are unpersons and choose China over US because Palestinians. Forced labor and cultural genocide? Yawn, Fuck the USA, china rulez. See: chinas response to oct 7.
Read the article “The Business Model of Modern Slavery” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1056492621994904
"Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe."
— Elie Wiesel's Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize 1986
Good read. Labor concerns related to China haven’t gone away, but the business leaders present at the conference don’t deal/touch anything Uyghur (mostly financial services and industrial company ceos.) Out of all the ways the CCP tips the scale against American companies, forced labor is not in the top 5. An important issue when talking values, but tiny when talking economics.