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EU Unveils Plan to Ban Products Made With Forced Labor

On Wednesday, the European Commission officially released its proposal for banning products made with forced labor from entering EU markets. While the proposed regulation does not single out a specific country, it is widely seen...

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enters Into Force

On Tuesday, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in the U.S. The bill was conceived in 2019, approved by the Senate last July, and passed by Congress in December before being signed into law by...

Interview: Laura Murphy on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Evidence of human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang has significantly increased over the past five years. As documented by researchers and human rights groups, the Chinese government has subjected...

China’s “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

As the season of lists gets underway, Foreign Policy has released its ranking of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012. Fresh from his coronation as GQ magazine’s Rebel of the Year, and leading the Chinese contingent at...

Sweatshop Allegedly Abuses Mentally Ill

Global Times has reported the arrest of a man in Xinjiang who allegedly trafficked slave laborers, many of whom are mentally ill: A total of 11 workers, including eight mentally disabled people, were found to be working in...

Police ‘Bust Chinese Slave-ring’

From BBC News: Police in China have rescued 33 mentally disabled men who were forced to work as slaves at a building site, Chinese media report. The men were said to have been discovered in a filthy 30sq m (320sq ft) room in...

95 Chinese Officials Punished in Forced Labour Scandal – IANS

From IANS, via China National News: China’s forced labour scandal has led to the punishment of 95 officials in north China’s Shanxi province, with some sacked from their party or government posts and others given disciplinary warnings for lax supervision and dereliction of duty. The provincial disciplinary commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) […]

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