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China compels Uyghurs to work in factories that supply Apple, BMW, Nike etc.

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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has published a new report titled “Uyghurs for sale.” This is what it finds:

The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country.

Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labor, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.

This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.

Many more have been transferred within Xinjiang in similar coercive labor schemes, as SupChina’s columnist Darren Byler has documented. For more on coerced labor for Uyghurs and the situation in Xinjiang, see:

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  1. Howard Reply

    I read widely, always looking for different takes on ‘the news’. I don’t use social media but try to rely on factual information often best documented by uncensored video clips. This is a problem all media faces: how to demonstrate to your reader that the information you are providing does represent as accurately as possible the facts on the ground.

    The BBC has hitherto often been regarded as a reliable source of news but I feel this has changed.
    The BBC used to engender some respect in China, at least it was ‘known’, even by the less well-disposed. I ‘m not sure that this is now the case.

    In terms of China, I’m fed up with reports by ‘westerners’, either following traditional western media lines or having been ‘converted’ by soft power. I really don’t want to see books such as ‘Inside the Chinese Mind’ written by a westerner!

    I tend to value opinions and ideas from Chinese people.

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