This is the kind of thing that needs to spread. An American company is essentially okaying genocide to secure its profits. Microchip maker Intel originally claimed they would not be accepting any products made by the labor camps in China. But after the Chinese complained, Intel was quick to backpedal and basically admitted they were lying.
So they don’t care who makes their chips and are more worried about jeopardizing their position with China.
“Intel Corp. removed references to the Chinese region of Xinjiang from an open letter it sent suppliers last month after the contents of the note sparked a social media uproar in China and led the U.S. semiconductor company to apologize to the Chinese public.
In mid-December, Intel published a letter to its global suppliers on its website, calling on its business partners to avoid sourcing from the northwestern Chinese region, where the Chinese government has conducted a campaign of forcible assimilation against ethnic Muslim minorities.
Within days, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company was denounced by Chinese social-media users and state-run media for cutting business dealings with the region, while one of its China brand ambassadors pulled out in protest. The chipmaker apologized on Dec. 23 on its Chinese social-media accounts, adding that the letter was written to comply with U.S. law and didn’t represent its position on Xinjiang.
Researchers say Xinjiang authorities have detained as many as a million members of ethnic minorities in a network of internment camps as part of the government’s ethnic-assimilation campaign. The campaign, which the U.S. government and some lawmakers from other Western countries have called a form of genocide, includes mass surveillance, forced labor, and stringent birth controls.
On Dec. 23, President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which restricts all imports from Xinjiang into the U.S. unless there is proof the products haven’t been made with forced labor.
China is Intel’s largest market by revenue, totaling $20 billion in the year ending Dec. 26, 2020, or about 26% of its annual total, its most recent annual report showed.”
By accepting products made in labor camps, Intel is encouraging the behavior. They are also telling Americans that their relationship with China is more important to them than following our laws.