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New Xinjiang Report: More Than 500K Uyghurs Forced to Pick Cotton

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More than half a million ethnic minority workers in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are forced to pick cotton by hand through a state-sponsored labor transfer and “poverty alleviation” scheme, new research claims. Previous evidence for forced labor in the northwestern region, where the Chinese government holds some 1.8 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Turkic…

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