In a story by Reuters on October 9th, 2021, it has come to light that over 400 Uyghur muslims from Xinjiang have been transported to Qinzhou in southern China to work in an electronics company namely Universal Electronics Inc. This company supplies software and equipment to Sony, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and other tech and broadcast companies, and all of these companies are now trying to distance themselves from Universal Electronics Inc and their use of forced labor which has apparently been going on for a long time.
Responding to Reuters’ questions about the transfer, a spokeswoman said that the company currently employs 365 Uyghur workers at the Qinzhou plant. It said it treated them the same as other workers in China and said it did not regard any of its employees as forced labor. It means nothing to say that the Uyghur staff are treated the same as the Chinese as that simply means that everyone is treated terribly, having to work long hours without a break as well as being kept away forcibly from their loved ones.
For a more in-depth look into this story, please click here: US Electronics Firm Struck Deal to Transport and Hire Uyghur Workers
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