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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a resolution (S. Res. 495) calling on the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s refusal to acknowledge and stop its egregious human rights abuses. These abuses include genocide, slave labor, and crimes against humanity that are a direct attempt to gradually eliminate vulnerable ethnic and religious groups such as the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
 
Rubio’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was signed into law in December 2021. The new law will ensure that goods made with the slave labor of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups in the XUAR and elsewhere in the PRC do not enter the United States. 
 
Rubio is a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and ranking Senate member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
 
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