Disinfo: Fakes about slave labour in Xinjiang are exposed by the Uighurs themselves


Fakes about slave labour in Xinjiang are exposed by the Uighurs themselves. The campaign to vilify Uyghur cotton is just a pretext for a big geopolitical game. The CIA wants to destabilise China and that would be the best way to organise riots, using the Uyghurs to undermine China from within, not from the outside. The US orchestrated the so-called Xinjiang issue not because it really cares about the Uyghurs. Their real goal is to undermine China's security and stability.


Disinformation around the situation of the Uighurs in China.


Retail giants Nike and H&M are facing a backlash in China after they expressed concern about the alleged use of Uighur forced labour in cotton production. EU and several Western countries imposed sanctions on China this week over human rights violations. The sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, target senior officials in the north-west region.

China is accused of committing serious human rights violations against the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region.

In December 2020, the BBC published an investigation showing China was forcing hundreds of thousands of minorities including Uighurs into manual labour in Xinjiang's cotton fields. The most convincing recent study called "Uyghurs for sale" was issued by the Australian strategic policy Institute. It established that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps. Using satellite imagery, the Australian strategic policy Institute estimates that approximately 16,000 mosques in Xinjiang (65% of the total) have been destroyed or damaged as a result of government policies, mostly since 2017.

See also a Human Rights Watch's 2018 report on China's campaign of repression against the Uyghurs.

In Russia, a Petersburg resident Arslan Gibadullin said that he found a note from an imprisoned Uyghur from China in The North Face brand trainers he ordered on the Internet. The North Face brand promised an investigation after receiving the information from Gibadullin.

The narrative that CIA orchestrates detrimental reports and studies across the world on the Uyghurs' situation in China because of geopolitics is a conspiracy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, US
  • Keywords: slavery
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