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President Biden Bans Imports of Chinese Forced Labor Manufactured Solar Panels

The White House has banned products manufactured by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd, due to to the alleged use of forced labor, widespread sexual abuse, genocide and detention.

FACT SHEET: New U.S. Government Actions on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

JUNE 24, 2021•STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

At the recent G7 Summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom, the world’s leading democracies stood united against forced labor, including in Xinjiang, and committed to ensure global supply chains are free from the use of forced labor. The United States is translating these commitments into action. The Biden-Harris administration is taking additional steps to hold those who engage in forced labor accountable and ensure that we continue to remove goods made with forced labor from our supply chains through actions by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Labor.

These actions demonstrate our commitment to imposing additional costs on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for engaging in cruel and inhumane forced labor practices and ensuring that Beijing plays by the rules of fair trade as part of the rules-based international order. The United States believes that state-sponsored forced labor in Xinjiang is both an affront to human dignity and an example of the PRC’s unfair economic practices. The PRC’s use of forced labor in Xinjiang is an integral part of its systematic abuses against the Uyghur population and other ethnic and religious minority groups, and addressing these abuses will remain a high priority for the Biden-Harris administration. The systematic abuses go beyond forced labor to include sexual violence and large-scale forced detentions, and the PRC continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.

The PRC’s forced labor practices run counter to our values as a nation and expose American consumers to unethical practices. They also leave American businesses and workers to compete on an uneven playing field by allowing firms to gain advantage over their competitors by exploiting workers and artificially suppressing wages. The United States will not tolerate forced labor in our supply chains and will continue to stand up for our values and for U.S. workers and businesses. This includes maintaining support for the development of transparent and diverse clean energy supply chains at home free of forced labor — and supporting President Biden’s commitment to bold climate action, the domestic solar industry, and the jobs this vital industry creates. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Issues Withhold Release Order (WRO): CBP has issued a WRO on silica-based products made by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd., a company located in Xinjiang, and its subsidiaries. This WRO is based on information reasonably indicating that Hoshine used forced labor to manufacture silica-based products. As a result, personnel at all U.S. ports of entry have been instructed to immediately begin detaining shipments that contain silica-based products made by Hoshine or materials and goods derived from or produced using those silica-based products. CBP investigates allegations of forced labor in U.S. supply chains and will continue investigating allegations in the polysilicon industry and other industries in Xinjiang and elsewhere.

CBP’s forced labor investigations have produced six Withhold Release Orders in Fiscal Year 2021, including one on cotton and tomato products from the Xinjiang region, another on cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and one on the Dalian Ocean Fishing Co., Ltd. As demonstrated by the Dalian WRO, the United States is also taking action to combat the PRC’s use of forced labor beyond Xinjiang – including in the seafood industry. Currently, 35 of 49 active WROs are on goods from the PRC, and 11 WROs are on goods made by forced labor from Xinjiang.

Department of Commerce Updates its Entity List: The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security added to the Entity List five PRC entities: Hoshine Silicon Industry (Shanshan); Xinjiang Daqo New Energy; Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals; Xinjiang GCL New Energy Material Technology, and XPCC— for participating in the practice of, accepting, or utilizing forced labor in Xinjiang and contributing to human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang. This action, which follows the 48 PRC entities previously added to the Entity List for their connections to human rights abuses in Xinjiang, restricts the export, reexport, or in-country transfer of commodities, software, and technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations where such entities are a party to the transactions (e.g., end-user, purchaser, intermediate or ultimate consignee).

Department of Labor Updates the “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor”: The Department of Labor has published a Federal Register Notice updating its “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor,” to include polysilicon produced with forced labor in the PRC. Every two years, the Department of Labor publishes an updated list of goods produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. This update is the first time a good has been added outside of that two-year cycle, highlighting its strong response to the severity of the ongoing human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang. The report currently includes other products from the PRC that have links to forced labor in Xinjiang or by Uyghur workers transferred to other parts of the PRC, including cotton, garments, footwear, electronics, gloves, hair products, textiles, thread/yarn, and tomato products.

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/24/fact-sheet-new-u-s-government-actions-on-forced-labor-in-xinjiang/

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Kevin
June 25, 2021 2:04 pm

How are we going to continue enjoying the rapid cost reductions of solar energy? Won’t this fry the planet?

SMC
Reply to  Kevin
June 25, 2021 2:19 pm

You really should add a /sarc tag. Poe’s Law and all that…

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Kevin
June 25, 2021 3:02 pm

Exactly. How can you achieve a socialist utopia without slaves?

Last edited 1 month ago by Zig Zag Wanderer
AWG
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
June 25, 2021 3:49 pm

I’ve been trying to divine that number for a while.
The Malthusians desire a sub 500,000,000 global population, of that number, what percentage are the designated slaves who keep the stables clean?

MarkW
Reply to  AWG
June 25, 2021 4:24 pm

97%

Last edited 1 month ago by MarkW
Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
June 26, 2021 8:28 am

I get the “97%” reference as in The Science, but 15 million elite seems excessive. Maybe if you include 14.5 million soldiers as the lowest rank of the elite.

commieBob
Reply to  Kevin
June 25, 2021 5:03 pm

I strongly suspect that, even if the panels themselves were free, solar would still be uneconomic.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  commieBob
June 25, 2021 8:21 pm

One thing is for sure, as solar panels are increasingly found on residential roofs (of virtue signalling Liberals) the incidence of injuries from falling will skyrocket. In windstorm prone areas the incidence of people being hit by flying panels will also rise.

JWurts
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 26, 2021 4:15 pm

So, are you saying that Anthony Watts is a virtue signaling Liberal?

JWurts

Rory Forbes
Reply to  JWurts
June 26, 2021 5:14 pm

Read it again. I said nothing of the sort. It’s simple English. If reading is hard for you, ask a grown up.

JWurts
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 26, 2021 5:49 pm

Rory, I’m not trying to start a fight.

You said…”solar panels are increasingly found on residential roofs (of virtue signalling Liberals)…”

I am just saying that 13 years ago…”Anthony has mentioned previously that he installed solar panels on his roof and, when he was a Trustee for Chico Unified School District, he spearheaded their first ever solar power installation at Little Chico Creek Elementary School.”…

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/06/20/emerging-solar-panel-technology/

It seems to me then that you must include him in your category of ‘virtue signalling Liberals?

Best

commieBob
Reply to  JWurts
June 26, 2021 6:59 pm

That’s not even close to logical, in fact, our beloved CM would call it intellectual baby talk.

Solar panels are found on the roofs of virtue-signalling liberals but not only on the roofs of virtue signalling liberals.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  JWurts
June 26, 2021 8:49 pm

If he’s not a Liberal, he can hardly be a “virtue signalling Liberal”, can he? Obviously there are some circumstances where solar can be practical. I doubt that Tony has any interest in converting the US Grid to “renewables”. Liberals do all sorts of virtue signalling. like buying Teslas to impress their friends.

beng135
Reply to  JWurts
June 27, 2021 9:18 am

No, you’re being purposely agitative. A “virtue signalling liberal” is just that. Anth*ny isn’t that, and you know it.

commieBob
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 26, 2021 7:02 pm

You missed my favorite, a ton of snow slides off the panels and leaves a huge dent in the roof of your car.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2021 8:53 pm

Oh, YES … I love that one … and it’s your Tesla as well. Or the snow slides off and buries the neighbour’s cat – dog – obnoxious child.

June 25, 2021 2:10 pm

“Clean” Energy Exploitations

Newly released book helps citizens understand the environmental degradation and humanity abuses that support “clean” energy.

Just for the opportunity to generate intermittent electricity dependent on favorable weather conditions, the wealthier and healthier countries like Germany, Australia, Britain, and the U.S. continue exploiting the most vulnerable people and environments globally.

 https://www.cfact.org/2021/06/13/clean-energy-exploitations/

Dave
Reply to  Ronald Stein
June 25, 2021 6:22 pm

If our “betters” did not practice eco-colonialism, who would the next generations have to disparage?

Redge
Reply to  Dave
June 25, 2021 10:18 pm

In the UK, they’re still blaming Thatcher for saving us from ourselves

David Kamakaris
June 25, 2021 2:32 pm

Biden needs to take a look at the mining techniques used by the Chinese to corner the market on rare earth elements necessary for his green utopia.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 25, 2021 2:48 pm

RE ore mining is not the problem. It is chemically extracting the RE from the ore in an environmentally sound way. They don’t, we did, and so lost on cost.

David Kamakaris
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 25, 2021 3:02 pm

I consider extracting the mineral from the ore as part of the mining process.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 25, 2021 5:26 pm

Yes, David, I see where you’re coming from but some materials are mined in one country and process or have the goodies extracted from them in another. A good example is Lynas in Australian. It mines it’s raw materials from a very unusual deposit in Western Australia but sends this to Malaysia where the valuable rare earths are extracted.

There are currently plans to do this second stage in Texas I think for the future.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Alastair Brickell
June 26, 2021 3:49 am

it offshored due to labor costs
then got shutdown due to morons screaming the sand was radioactive
and the plant in WA is either running or about to be

Rory Forbes
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 25, 2021 8:25 pm

I think Biden has already got enough on his plate with the problems of dressing himself and finding the potty in time. The other stuff of his presidency is best left to his minders.

John Dueker
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 26, 2021 1:10 am

Don’t forget naps.

David Kamakaris
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 26, 2021 8:58 am

Rory, LMFAO!

rbabcock
June 25, 2021 2:37 pm

My guess is they show up coming in as another country’s product. The old money laundering model and it won’t make a difference one way or another.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  rbabcock
June 25, 2021 3:03 pm

Globalisation in action!

2hotel9
Reply to  rbabcock
June 26, 2021 7:27 am

Bingo! China has been doing precisely that on other bans for years.

Scissor
June 25, 2021 2:39 pm

Lots of forced workers and human trafficking coming up from our Southern border also, though Biden seems to be in favor of this exploitation.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Scissor
June 25, 2021 3:04 pm

Come on man! Only when he benefits…

beng135
Reply to  Scissor
June 27, 2021 9:32 am

human trafficking coming up from our Southern border

His son’s needing a new management job.

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Richard Page
June 25, 2021 2:41 pm

So Biden bans one Chinese company from selling forced labour panels in the US? What about the other companies using forced labour components in theirs? Or what’s to stop Hoshine putting another companies labels on them and selling them anyway?

Another example of virtue signalling at the G7 level without actually accomplishing anything.

commieBob
Reply to  Richard Page
June 25, 2021 7:40 pm

It looks like both the Republicans and Democrats favor a tough stand against China. In that light, we can view human rights as a stick with which to beat China. So, it’s not just virtue signaling.

Countries need a public justification for attacking another country, both to galvanize internal support for the war and to gain the support of potential allies.

casus belli

anthropic
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2021 2:21 am

Six hundred thousand dead Americans from an engineered bioweapon isn’t justification?

commieBob
Reply to  anthropic
June 26, 2021 5:54 am

That one may have been inflicted on us by Fauci. 😉

There are lots of very good reasons why China is a problem. The trouble is that many of them make people’s eyes glaze over. Commercial espionage comes to mind in that regard. Most people haven’t a clue about why that’s so important. Same thing with the South China Sea.

So there’s a steady drum beat about China’s treatment of its largely Muslim minority. It’s a compelling story and China doesn’t have a good answer.

If it were really all about human rights, we would also be complaining about the treatment of Christians in India. Crickets.

Richard Page
Reply to  commieBob
June 26, 2021 8:30 pm

True but this is not a ‘tough stand against China’ – it’s the bare minimum to satisfy their supporters that ‘something’ is being done whilst not actually antagonizing China.

June 25, 2021 2:42 pm

The CCP runs China…the CCP and the Chinese military are the same entity….any corporation in China that has any asset valuable to the CCP will give that asset willingly and promptly. So, blocking some solar panel company is how different from….for instance, Nike which uses Chinese companies to manufacture goods. The bottom line is any American company trading with China is helping the CCP…..and using slave labor as an excuse for a particular no trade is meaningless….and remember, the CCP is treacherous….goods from Myanmar…Vietnam…may be falsely labelled and really from China.

Hoyt Clagwell
June 25, 2021 2:52 pm

If China paid their workers, then solar energy wouldn’t be “free” now would it?

(sarc)

Curious George
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 26, 2021 7:43 am

That’s a way to create Biden’s promised high-paying solar jobs.

Steve Case
June 25, 2021 3:04 pm

So the United States doesn’t like pipe lines, doesn’t like nuclear, doesn’t like methane, doesn’t like coal, doesn’t like oil, doesn’t like dams, and doesn’t like Chinese products.

The United States of America is throwing a genuine “I want what I want when I want it.” tantrum.

MarkW
Reply to  Steve Case
June 25, 2021 3:11 pm

Does this mean that you approve of slave labor?

saveenergy
Reply to  MarkW
June 25, 2021 3:45 pm

Most people, when offered two similar/identical products, will chose the low cost option … so yes, we all approve of slave labour … as long as we can’t see it directly.

There are numerically more slaves now, than at any time in history.

AWG
Reply to  saveenergy
June 25, 2021 3:54 pm

That is similar to an observation I have long made that people want to be lied to with the caveat that they don’t know that they are being lied to.

  • We want to believe that masks have a health benefit.
  • Women want to believe that a particular outfit doesn’t make their rear ends appear larger.
  • We want to believe that our votes matter.
  • We want to feel that living a third world primitive life will save the planet.
n.n
Reply to  MarkW
June 25, 2021 6:01 pm

But is it slave-slave labor? This is reminiscent of the liberal apology offered in defense of the director who sodomized an underage teen girl. Thank Stork, at least she is not with “burden”, and can be kept appointed, available, and taxable.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Steve Case
June 25, 2021 6:07 pm

Not the whole Untied States, just the 80 million or so who voted for Joe Biden.

Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 25, 2021 6:40 pm

Joey’s votes are kinda sketchy…and Joey of course is not interested in proving his vote is “legitimate”. He is a sketchy prez advocating a sketchy climate warming story…..and worrying a lot that he might get in trouble with his handlers.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 26, 2021 8:50 am

Allegedly

beng135
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 27, 2021 9:49 am

the 80 million or so (alive or dead) who voted for Joe Biden.

Fixed.

Reply to  Steve Case
June 25, 2021 10:04 pm

Well said. And Tantrums don’t allow the time and study needed to understand complex situations.

https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/05/15/renewable-energy-china/

StephenP
Reply to  Steve Case
June 26, 2021 1:24 am

It looks as if the green activists want us to assume a monastic lifestyle of Poverty, Casting and Obedience.
Poverty: except for the elite.
Obedience: we will have to do what we are told both in lifestyle and diet.
Chastity: I think they have lost that one.

StephenP
Reply to  StephenP
June 26, 2021 1:28 am

Poverty, CHASTITY and Obedience
D… autocorrect

Rich Davis
Reply to  StephenP
June 26, 2021 8:53 am

Yep, auto-corrupt strikes again.

Ed Reid
Reply to  StephenP
June 26, 2021 5:36 am

“Chastity: I think they have lost that one.”

The 62+ million terminated chastity failures in the US since Roe vs. Wade suggest you are correct.

Rich Davis
Reply to  StephenP
June 26, 2021 8:52 am

Oh chastity. I thought we were up for a fishing trip there for a moment.

Rich Davis
Reply to  ozspeaksup
June 26, 2021 8:57 am

Of course they are.

Perhaps you labor under the misapprehension that greentards can tolerate any energy source that could allow modern civilization to continue?

Philip
June 25, 2021 3:11 pm

President Biden Bans Imports of Chinese Forced Labor Manufactured Solar Panels

Are there some other made in America Solyndra (s) plural waiting in the wings to be beneficiaries of Biden’s GND?

Last edited 1 month ago by Philip
Ed Reid
Reply to  Philip
June 26, 2021 5:38 am

There must be, so those “high paying union jobs” can actually happen.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Philip
June 26, 2021 9:04 am

Well, not yet. The Solyndra model is you pay off some campaign contributors by arranging for them to get loans, guaranteed by the government, that they have no intention of repaying. Then the cronies pay themselves exorbitant salaries from the borrowed money, buy some materials from naive suppliers that never get paid for, and “discover” that the technology isn’t remotely competitive. Then skip off into the sunset to plot the next exploitation of government subsidies.

Philip
Reply to  Rich Davis
June 26, 2021 12:25 pm

I’m still trying to get a handle on where all our covid money went. Reports that ~$400 Billion of covid money found it’s way to the Russian and Chinese mobs doesn’t bode well for continued mega-billion taxpayer dollar projects.

beng135
Reply to  Philip
June 27, 2021 9:54 am

Went to the DNC/Obama/Clinton Foundations. Washed, dried & ready for distribution.

alastair gray
June 25, 2021 3:33 pm

Hunter will be pissed off. wasn.t hew supposed to keep “the big guy” on message

beng135
Reply to  alastair gray
June 27, 2021 9:56 am

He’s pissed off that his father misplaced the crack pipe.

Christopher Hanley
June 25, 2021 3:52 pm

Slave labour or not, wind and solar hardware and their replacements must come from a source using fossil fuels, nuclear or hydro because the energy return on energy invested ratio (including storage) means wind and solar in effect cannot ‘reproduce’ themselves.

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Rud Istvan
June 25, 2021 4:00 pm

A lot of this may be just toothless Biden showtime. Three reasons:

  1. Chinese are infamous for mislabeling origins. Sort of a companion to their counterfeiting thing.
  2. China won’t allow Xinjiang on site inspections as required by US WRO ‘verification’.
  3. In the specific case of polysilicon solar panels, the Chinese end manufacturers cannot be forced by US to reveal their supply chains. No different than finished cotton products when China is the largest world buyer of cotton staple. Prohibiting US import of ‘slave labor’ Xinjiang cotton staple impacts exactly zero cotton trade.
John Savage
June 25, 2021 5:08 pm

It’s a giant misunderstanding , they thought it was a ban against “forced rabor”

n.n
June 25, 2021 5:54 pm

Bidencares a la Obamacares with progressive prices, affordability, and availability.

clipe
June 25, 2021 6:18 pm

Is Donald Trump stll a racist for singling out China?

clipe
Reply to  clipe
June 25, 2021 6:31 pm

Hunter must have some interests in Ukrainian made solar panels.

Last edited 1 month ago by clipe
ResourceGuy
June 25, 2021 6:21 pm

I demand that all rooftop solar panels made with slave labor be taken down now, and faster than statue removals.

ResourceGuy
June 25, 2021 6:24 pm

So you mean to tell me the federal government has been subsidizing slave labor camps. Shame on the greens!

Sara
June 25, 2021 6:28 pm

I believe that the forced labor refers to the Uighurs in western China being “re-educated” and forced to work in those factories. Could be other people, too.

Richard Page
Reply to  Sara
June 25, 2021 6:38 pm

Almost certainly ‘other people’ as well. Convicts, political prisoners, anyone ‘the party’ doesn’t want at liberty – quite a lot of ‘other people’ are going to be the ‘forced labour’ in the headline, not just Uighur’s.

griff
Reply to  Richard Page
June 26, 2021 3:33 am

Though of course the USA is one of the world’s largest users of convict labour

2hotel9
Reply to  griff
June 26, 2021 7:32 am

Proof?

Rich Davis
Reply to  2hotel9
June 26, 2021 9:09 am

Ignore the troll

2hotel9
Reply to  Rich Davis
June 28, 2021 6:40 am

I so enjoy kicking leftist trolls in their fecal stained teeth, and griffiepoo stopped responding after I owned it’s a$$ repeatedly a couple years ago. I do like when the idiot links to things that prove the exact opposite of what it claims.

Curious George
Reply to  Sara
June 26, 2021 7:46 am

Re-education is a worthy tool. Unfortunately, not everybody survives.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Sara
June 26, 2021 9:08 am

They own nothing, and they’re happy…10 years early.

ResourceGuy
June 25, 2021 6:39 pm

Which panels and components are Gore and Kerry using in their oversized arrays? The same goes for caprio and the Kennedys and Sheldon shitehouse.

Christopher Hanley
June 25, 2021 6:42 pm

This is off-topic and I apologise for breaking the rules but I thought it was worth recording in real time.
The term ‘climate change’ has been used in an article on the Miami building collapse on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website published today at 5:43 am EST, it could be a world first, maybe?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-26/miami-building-collapse-sends-shockwaves-through-florida/100245694

Last edited 1 month ago by Christopher Hanley
John Hultquist
Reply to  Christopher Hanley
June 25, 2021 10:28 pm

 Prior to the AGW scam there would be nothing wrong with the use of ‘climate change’ or even destructive weather. Barrier islands do change, sometimes substantially. In today’s world, such terms are infused with meaning of the CO2 – man is bad theme. Reporting becomes cumbersome if one tries to avoid these nuances.  

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Christopher Hanley
June 26, 2021 3:56 am

its the rabid warmist ABC
its only ever a matter of minutes before one of theirs blames climate for ANYthing on the days news

Michael S. Kelly
June 25, 2021 6:55 pm

I’m so happy to see a principled stand in this regard that I have no intention of making a snide comment of any kind. Good for Biden!

Alan
June 25, 2021 7:14 pm

I can’t believe it. He actually did something I agree with. Now what’s the catch?

Richard Page
Reply to  Alan
June 25, 2021 7:24 pm

Not enough? Not nearly enough? He’s frankly just weeing into the wind in a token, fairly useless, gesture.

geo
June 25, 2021 8:11 pm

Wouldn’t that be all Chinese products? Bar non.

Bryan A
June 25, 2021 10:19 pm

Now just a darn picken minute there sonny …
If Child Labor sourced goods and minerals is excluded from importable products, how will we ever be able to buy sufficient BATTERY BACKUP or EV BATTERIES to make Solar viable and eliminate Fossil Energy in Transportation
What will all those Congolese Children do for work???
Think of the Kiddiekins

griff
Reply to  Bryan A
June 26, 2021 3:32 am

You’d also better ditch your cell phone and a batch of your consumer electronics, if you really want to stand up against child labour… the minerals don’t just go in renewables etc

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  griff
June 26, 2021 5:57 am

The Griffendope is apparently not only irony-deficient, but has a mile-wide sarc-chasm as well.

beng135
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 27, 2021 10:16 am

I’m pretty sure the grifter is in Slytherin.

Last edited 1 month ago by beng135
John Dueker
June 26, 2021 1:19 am

How long will it take for the CCP to order new stick on nametags that cover the tags saying “Hoshine Silicon Industry (Shanshan); Xinjiang Daqo New Energy; Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals; Xinjiang GCL New Energy Material Technology, and XPCC” with tags that say made by Shanghai #4 Happy Not Slaves, Honest, Solar cell company?

Then the question is how many slave laborers does it take to replace the labels on a ship full of solar panels.

Patrick MJD
June 26, 2021 1:48 am

I recon with his clear mental dysfunction he’ll not be PotUS at the end of this year.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 26, 2021 9:14 am

God help us if you’re right. Worse waits in the wings.

beng135
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 27, 2021 10:19 am

Rumors already abound (leaked) that Chameleon Harris will be POTUS by 2022 at latest.

Last edited 1 month ago by beng135
Hartog
June 26, 2021 2:04 am

Everybody knows that the slavery ones are red, the good ones are blue? Easy to verify.

ozspeaksup
June 26, 2021 3:47 am

no worries
china can change the name etc on it overnight
and if you dont buy theirs??
well solyndra turned turtle so where?

Andy Pattullo
June 26, 2021 7:39 am

Biden leans ominously into the mike, winking at the nearest young female reporter and sensuously whispers: “ come on man, we’re gunna stop those four stablers from bringing their dog-faced ponies to my state of uh…. where am I…. I mean four stablers? Why not three….. ice cream, yes please…. I’m going to be in trouble again, no desert for uncle Joe, where’s my……. you know…. forskin and seven bears ….or something.. mumble.”

Andrew Dickens
June 26, 2021 2:05 pm

This decision by Biden looks like a big deal to me, given that domestic solar panel suppliers are few in number (are there any?). It should send a strong message to the Chinese (though they’ll probably find a way round it).

Michael Jankowski
June 26, 2021 7:16 pm

He’ll be banning imports from far more Chinese companies to prop businesses of donors and cronies who want to build solar panels in Georgia,

Matthew Sykes
June 27, 2021 9:28 am

Going to ban cobalt mined by kids too Joe? There goes your GND right down the pan,

Bro. Steve
June 27, 2021 10:37 am

No need to ban anything. Just restrict federal solar panel subsidies to installations that are 100% made in the USA.

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