• Xinjiang: more than half a million forced to pick cotton, report suggests

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Forced labour much more widespread than initially thought in China region that supplies a fifth of the world's cotton More than half a million people from ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang have been coerced into picking cotton, on a scale far greater than previously thought, new research has suggested. The Xinjiang region produces more than 20% of the world's cotton and 84% of China's, but according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Center for Global Policy there is significant evidence that it is “tainted” by human rights abuses, including suspected forced labour of Uighur and...
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