Breaking: VOC Releases New Report on Forced Labor and Displacement in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Research Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), released a report in partnership with The Jamestown Foundation revealing new findings on Coercive Labor and Forced Displacement in Xinjiang’s Cross-Regional Labor Transfer Program.

This report unveils new evidence that the Chinese government’s labor transfers of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to other providences are part of a state-run scheme to forcibly uproot, assimilate, and reduce minorities population density. These labor transfers are intentional displacements of populations deemed “problematic” by the Chinese Communist Party. Labor transfers form an integral part of the state’s cultural and demographic genocide campaigns. The study finds that up to 1.6 million transferred laborers are estimated to be at risk of being subjected to forced labor.

The report’s findings are drawn from on previously untranslated material, most notably the “Nankai Report,” deleted from the Chinese internet in mid-2020. Based on his discoveries, Dr. Zenz argues that the world has a moral imperative to fully divest its supply chains from any product that is made with raw materials or forced labor from Xinjiang.

The full-length report is available here.

ABOUT DR. ZENZ: Dr. Adrian Zenz is a Senior Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and supervises Ph.D. students at the European School of Culture and Theology, Korntal, Germany. His research focus is on China’s ethnic policy, public recruitment in Tibet and Xinjiang, Beijing’s internment campaign in Xinjiang, and China’s domestic security budgets. Dr. Zenz is the author of Tibetanness under Threat and co-editor of Mapping Amdo: Dynamics of Change. He has played a leading role in the analysis of leaked Chinese government documents, including the “China Cables” and the “Karakax List.” Dr. Zenz is an advisor to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, and a frequent contributor to the international media.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is an educational, research, and human rights bipartisan nonprofit devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to pursuing the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.


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