More than half a million of Uighurs are forced to hand-pick cotton under 'coercive labour scheme' in China's Xinjiang, report claims

More than half a million of Uighurs are forced to hand-pick cotton under 'coercive labour scheme' in China's Xinjiang, report claims

Daily Mail·2020-12-16 01:01

More than half a million of Uighur labourers in China's northwestern Xinjiang region are being forced into picking cotton by hand through a coercive state labour scheme, a report has said.

At least 570,000 people in Xinjiang's three majority-Uighur regions were sent to pick cotton as part of a state-run coercive labour transfer scheme in 2018, according to Washington-based think tank the Center for Global Policy.

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