Feds Still Fighting Hong Kong Shirt Co. Over Blacklisting

By Jennifer Doherty (September 10, 2021, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A Hong Kong textile manufacturer blacklisted over human rights concerns cannot undo its punishment while its legal challenge plays out, the U.S. government told a federal judge on Thursday, noting that the company sued before a review of its protest was complete.

Changji Esquel Textile Co. Ltd. was added to the Bureau of Industry and Security's Entity List in July 2020, with the government tying it to forced labor by members of Muslim minority populations in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The listing limited the transactions that the company, a subsidiary of Esquel Group, could complete with U.S. partners.

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