Wednesday, 2 February 2022

China - Xinjiang Labor Transfer Scheme Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity


New documents show that the ‘poverty alleviation’ scheme aims to thin out minority populations.

Labor transfers within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and to other parts of China meet the definition of forced labor and could be classified as crimes against humanity in an international court of law, according to a new report by German researcher Adrian Zenz.

Entitled “Coercive Labor and Forced Displacement in Xinjiang’s Cross-Regional Labor Transfer Program,” the report published Tuesday by the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation cited new evidence from Chinese sources as showing that the scheme not only serves economic purposes but is intended to “forcibly displace ethnic minority populations from their heartlands.”

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