Lawmakers Press Costco on China Forced Labor


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A campaign by U.S. lawmakers to single out companies allegedly tied to human rights abuses in China has come for popular retailer Costco. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images Costco Wholesale faces questions from influential U.S. lawmakers over alleged links between forced labor in China and products sold in the retail giant’s stores. Costco should explain why it continues to sell seafood and security cameras that are allegedly tied to human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region and elsewhere, said Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) and Sen. Jeffrey Merkley (D., Ore.) in a letter to Costco Chief Executive W. Craig Jelinek. Smith...