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Chinese solar industry reacts to U.S ban

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The Chinese solar industry has reacted against the U.S, which has voiced its criticism on human rights violations against Uyghurs. U.S. President Joe Biden signed a ban last week on imports from the Uyghurs' homeland. 

 

A WeChat post from China Photovoltaic Industry Association

 

 

Now U.S companies have to prove that imported solar panels aren't made by forced labor. China is calling these accusations slanderous attempts to boost the position of American companies in the competitive solar industry.

 

'Xinjiang' (East Turkistan / Uyghuristan) produces half the world's polysilicon, a key ingredient in solar panels. Chinese solar companies also seem to be transferring production away from 'Xinjiang'.