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Trump administration bans imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region, citing forced labor

The ban, which covers everything from cotton apparel to canned tomatoes, will affect a wide array of U.S. importers. Foto: Washington Post/Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a sweeping ban on imports of cotton or tomato products from China's Xinjiang region, saying it had reviewed evidence of forced labor in the region.

The move is the administration's latest effort to punish China over what Western officials and human-rights groups call the country's campaign of repression against the Muslim Uighur population of Xinjiang, which has included the population's mass detention in camps...

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