Scores of Chinese and foreign companies producing “well-known global brands” may be involved in human trafficking, forced labour and other human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region, a United Nations working group said on Monday, calling more attention to an issue that Beijing is increasingly on the defensive about.
US China tensions are heating up as the Trump Administration puts sanctions on Chinese officials from Xinjiang, where the Chinese Communist party has built concentration camps for the ethnic Uyghur population. The Treasury Department officially sanctioned the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, or XPCC. It’s bee described as a paramilitary farming militia. And it sells things like cotton to Western companies like Nike, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger. Essentially slave labor. Find out the full story on the XPCC.