Airbnb under fire over business dealings in China's Xinjiang province

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Two US Democratic Congressmen person ratcheted up the unit connected Airbnb over its concern dealings successful Chinas Xinjiang state and sponsorship of adjacent months Beijing Winter Olympics successful a missive to the American spot rental companys CEO, Brian Chesky, Forbes reported.

Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. James P. McGovern, the respective seat and co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission connected China, questioned "Airbnb's committedness to quality rights" owed to its concern dealings successful Xinjiang, wherever the Chinese government's progressively oppressive attraction of the autochthonal Muslim Uyghur colonisation has risen to the level of genocide successful caller years, according to the US government, the study said.

An Axios study from past year, which recovered that Airbnb lists astatine slightest 14 properties connected onshore owned by a paramilitary radical sanctioned by the US Treasury Department, and the company's sponsorship of adjacent month's Winter Olympics successful Beijing, which the US is diplomatically boycotting, were among Merkley's and McGovern's superior concerns.

Airbnb spokesman Samuel Randall said successful a connection to Forbes: "Airbnb operates successful much than 100,000 cities crossed 220 countries and regions…including successful China, which is location to astir 20 percent of the world's population. We run wherever the US Government allows america to run and necessitate each users to hold to our non-discrimination Community Commitment."

Sen. Marco Rubio wrote a akin missive to Chesky successful December, calling for the institution to propulsion retired arsenic an Olympics sponsor and "immediately delist" the properties owned by the sanctioned Xinjiang entity.

On December 23, US President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law, which banned astir imports from the Xinjiang region. Tesla besides faced disapproval this week for its concern dealings successful the state aft opening a conveyance showroom successful Urumqi, the province's superior city, Forbes reported.

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