What Evidence Shows About China and Uyghur Forced Labor
In an article titled What Evidence Shows About China and Uyghur Forced Labor Yahoo’s Jasmin Malik Chua breaks down the latest report from VOC’s Dr. Adrian Zenz.
As Malik Chua writes, “If the furor over Uyghur forced labor in China shows no signs of dying down, that’s because it isn’t. If anything, evidence shows that the coercion of persecuted ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is getting stronger, said Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
Zenz’s latest research, the first of its kind to be published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, demonstrates that Beijing is ‘doubling down’ on its religious and cultural crackdown against Turkic Muslims, he told Sourcing Journal.
‘Basically from new internal state documents, we can see how labor transfers, including picking cotton became especially coercive in 2019, even more so than in 2017,’ he said, referring to state-sponsored efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs into work placements, sometimes outside their homeland, in the name of so-called ‘poverty alleviation.'”
Read the full article in Yahoo, here.