Australian Senate Uighur Survey Crosses China’s “Red Line”

The Australian government’s investigation into the use of Uighur forced labor in China says that the government’s investigation into slave labor crosses the “red line” of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

so Submission Analyst Vicky Xu, who was the lead author of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in 2020 for the Senate survey report “Uighurs are on sale,” the CCP said, saying it could not tolerate investigations into human rights and Uighur rights.

“The Chinese Communist Party considers all forms of investigation into the treatment of Uighurs to cross the red line,” Xu said.

According to Xu’s 2020 report, between 2018 and 2019, more than 80,000 people were moved from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to work in factories across China, and technologies related to Uighurs and other minority forced labor. Named 83 global brands in the clothing and automotive sector.

These companies include Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony, and Volkswagen.

Xu said Uighurs are still being enslaved in the face of serious obstacles from the Chinese Communist Party, despite companies trying to change China’s production methods and audit factories.

“Auditors are routinely denied access and greet hostile government officials and police officers when they visit factories in China,” said Xu. “One important issue remains: Uighurs are still for sale. Chinese labor agents still advertise tens of thousands of” absolutely obedient “Uighurs workers at once. I will. Coastal city factories are still looking especially for workers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. “

A Senate investigation into Uighur forced labor was conducted by Australian independent senator Rex Patrick, who said Australia would ban the import of goods from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and goods produced using forced labor from other parts of China. Promoted by the bill.

Academic Darren Byler pointed out that the last part of the bill is important. This is because not only goods made in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region by Uighurs buried in the labor system, but also goods from other areas where Uighurs are often transported during detention will be suspended.

Byler, a researcher at the University of Colorado, said in his presentation Submission The use of forced labor in China is very widespread throughout the country.

“The use of forced labor is very widespread,” said Bailer. “They go as a batch to work in the factory, and if they refuse, they know they can be sent to a detention camp.”

“Abuse of forced labor is not restricted by regional boundaries,” the Australian Falun Dafa Association said in its submission, citing the widespread nature of forced labor issues in China.

“There are substantive cases where such a bill refers to Chinese Uighurs, Tibetans, and Falun Gong practitioners. Everyone suffers from shocking abuse, forced labor and spiritual and cultural beliefs by the Chinese Communist Party. Withstand systematic attempts to destroy.

Under communism, humans have no inherent value. Individuals are consumables, like commodities used for party state goals, “writes Lucy Jao, president of the Australian Falun Dafa Association.

Zhao also recommended that the Australian Government pass a bill to prevent Australian collusion in the use of forced labor products.

“This does not necessarily stop abuse, but it does send a strong signal to oppressors and other nations that can shake behavior and certainly confirm the values ​​we support. People,” Zhao said. Said.

However, there was also an inquiry from Professor Jane Golley of the Australian National University. Professor Jane Gorey downplayed the report on the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and said in her testimony that she received “anonymously” information suggesting that sterilization of Uighur women should be considered a family plan.

Golly, who heads the Australian Center for China in the World, funded by ANU taxpayers, faced criticism of her remarks from both Byler and Senator Eric Abets, the chairman of the Commission.

Byler said Golly’s defense was a perfect example of China’s “sowing of doubts and disinformation” by Western scholars.

Meanwhile, Abets said ANU scholars showed naivety in the face of “overwhelming evidence.”

“Now sheds light on other criticisms of others trying to emphasize human rights abuses in China,” Abets said.

AAP contributed to this article.

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