Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

Today, shocking new evidence on how forced labor mass transfers is one of the key methods of the Chinese genocide against the Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other minorities:

Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

The global developments around mass forced labour in China, including as a component of the Uyghur genocide, continue to arrive, blow by blow: Here is a quick, incomplete update.

Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

Dear All,

Let me add my thanks to Magnus and Laura for providing this information. There is no reason why H-Slavery cannot build a page tracking this particular crisis, modern slavery and human trafficking more generally, or both if that's helpful. Just a reminder to our readers that H-Slavery is staffed by an all-volunteer force of academic editors and that there is no reason we cannot bring on additional contributors to help cover this topic. We can be reached at editorial-slavery@mail.h-net.org

Best wishes, 

Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

Magnus, Thank you sincerely for calling attention to the vast system of forced labor of Uyghur and other minoritized citizens in Xinjiang/East Turkestan Region in China. As Magnus mentioned, this system is effected through a collaboration between the Chinese government and corporations. Many US, EU, and UK corporations are benefiting from the enslavement of people from Xinjiang/East Turkestan, though almost all of them deny knowledge of their supply chain connections to this system.

Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

A new challenge for slavery research everywhere is now posed by the hard evidence of how China's government is organizing mass slavery of targeted indigenous people, as part of their racist campaign against the Uyghur, Kazakh and other ethnic minorities of China's western Uyghur region, known in Chinese as Xinjiang (lit. 'New conquest'), ca 15 million people in total.

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