570,000 Uighurs forced to pick cotton, says report

16 December 2020

More 570,000 Uighur labourers in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province have been forced to pick cotton by hand as part of a state labour scheme, a report has claimed.

The report, by the Center for Global Policy, said its allegations go beyond previous criticisms of forced Uighur labour, which were restricted to manufacturing facilities.

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