Economists demand better labeling of Chinese forced-labor goods

The Washington Times. 22 October 2021

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Two free-market economists Thursday night used the United States’ supply chain woes to argue for labeling Chinese goods made with forced labor.

George Mason University economists Christine McDaniel and Weifeng Zhong, appearing at the nonprofit Institute on Religion and Democracy in downtown Washington, said the U.S. is paying the price for becoming too reliant on cheap Chinese imports and looking the other way at the communist country’s forced labor practices for the past 20 years.

“Demand better labeling. Not just to know that something was made in China, but to verify that it was not made by forced labor,” Ms. McDaniel, a trade relations specialist, told The Washington Times after the event.