The United Nations has determined it is “reasonable to conclude” China has been practicing forced labor among ethnic Muslim minorities in the country’s western Xinjiang region.
A U.N. report was shared Aug. 16 by Tomoya Obokata on contemporary forms of slavery. Forced labor in sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing has been occurring among Uyghur, Kazakh and other people groups, Obokata said.
Some of the coercion “may amount to enslavement as a crime against humanity,” the report says.
The Trump administration declared China guilty of genocide against the Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang in January 2021. The Biden administration affirmed that determination weeks later. China rejects the accusations.