Almost entire fashion industry implicated in Uighur forced laborPosted by Robert Leonard / July 24, 2020
A coalition of more than 180 human rights groups says that is “virtually certain” one in five cotton products are the result of forced Uighur labor, and that almost entire fashion industry is complicit in the forced labor.
A New York Times investigation has revealing that the Chinese government may be forcing Uighur people to make face masks, some of which end up in the United States. The Times was able to trace one shipment to the state of Georgia, for example.
According to a recent report out of Australia, a shocking number of global companies are exploiting the Uighur forced labor camps set up by the Chinese government. Here are just some of those companies: Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, GAP, H&M, Nike, Jack & Jones, Sharp, Siemens, Skechers, ASUS, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, BMW, Volkswagen, Sony, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Victoria’s Secret, Vivo.
The news come as China ramps up its attempts to wipe out the Uighur people by attempting to control their population growth. The government is forcible implanting IUDs, sterilizing, and performing abortions on Uighur to prevent them from procreating.
The Chinese government is also sending Uighurs to detention camps for growing beards or wearing veils, both related to Muslim practices. What’s more, the government is also detaining Uighurs for visiting foreign websites.
Beijing is also allegedly forcing Muslim members of the Uighur community to redecorate their homes, removing anything that doesn’t appear “traditionally Chinese” and replaced with decorations that do.