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China / Forced Labor / Most Favored Trade Status #340287

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ed Bradley) Chinese forced labor imports featured. [Representative Tom DOWNEY - says Americans ought to be sure they aren't putting on garments washed in the blood of forced labor.] Scenes of forced labor in a Chinese prison camp shown from last night's "60 Minutes". Videotape reported shot by former prison camp inmate Harry Wu. Process of importing forced labor goods through a middle man mentioned. [WOMAN - says that prisoners are punished if their work is not up to standards.] [Senator George MITCHELL - says the administration is doing nothing to curb forced Chinese labor exports to the US.] [Chinese vice minister TENG Xuguang - says business is business.] Effect of forced labor on renewal of China's most favored nation trade status mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Studio: Ed Bradley) Discussion held about the amount of forced labor goods imported; United States Customs and administration's responsibility noted.

Bradley, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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