Last Monday, September 14, the United States banned the importation of products from companies in the Xinjiang region, located in western China, accused of the practice of slave labor.
There are six industrial companies in Xinjiang responsible for the production of textiles, cotton, computer parts and hair products that will stop importing products to the United States. It is customary for Beijing to call these places “vocational skills education and training centers”. But, in reality, these are concentration camps, with little or no conditions, in which Muslim minority prisoners are inserted. This is the case of the Uighur population, a native of Turkmenistan, who is forced to perform slave labor or receive very little.
The United States Department of Homeland Security has already issued a request for product retention for all six Chinese entities, with the aim of preventing goods suspected of being made with forced labor from entering the country. This order allows Customs and Border Protection to block the shipment of goods to ports in the United States.
Ken Cuccinelli, one of the ministers of the United States Department of Homeland Security reinforced, quoted through the CNN, that the place in question “is not an educational center: it is a concentration camp where ethnic and religious minorities are subject to abuse and are forced to work in inhumane conditions. It is modern slavery ”.
But this is not the first time that some Chinese companies, especially from the Xinjiang region, are under fire due to allegations of human rights abuses. According The NBC News, it is estimated that more than a million Uighurs in western Xinjiang province are being held in concentration camps where they are forced to study Marxism, renounce the Muslim religion, and work in factories where they are abused.
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