U.S. Labor Department Defends the Freedom of Poverty
Oct. 6, 2020 (EIRNS)—The U.S. Labor Department issued a new report today, “Against Their Will: The Situation in Xinjiang.” It provides the important update, that “recent external reports indicate that Uyghurs also have been transported to work in other provinces in China, increasing the number of goods potentially made with forced labor and broadening the risk of forced labor in supply chains.” This perhaps may be their way of saying that the job training camps worked, and that trained workers are now working in other provinces.
But it gets worse: “Moreover, the government gives subsidies to companies moving to Xinjiang or employing Muslim minority workers.” Some trained workers are getting employment in Xinjiang. And the abuse extends beyond the Uyghurs: “Other minorities may be forced to work under the guise of ‘poverty alleviation.’ ” Clearly, there are peoples in China being deprived of the freedom of poverty. And this is all true, since: “The Department of Labor’s research utilized published victims’ testimonies, and media and think tank reports, to determine the various industries implicated in this system of forced labor.” Evidently, their research could not locate any evidence that 700-800 million Chinese have been pulled out of poverty over the last few decades—possibly against their will.