An in-depth investigative story published by The New York Times found that the forced labor of Uyghur Muslims and other political and religious prisoners living in concentration camps throughout China’s Xinjiang province represents the production chains for at least 17 different Chinese companies that sell face masks to foreign markets.
Prior to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic, only four companies were producing so-called “medical grade” equipment in Xinjiang. Now, there are at least 51 of them, 17 of which reportedly participate in a program that provides them with cheap forced labor from captured Uyghurs.
As we have been reporting, Uyghur Muslims are horribly mistreated in China, where they are treated like subhuman animals. The human rights violations are off the charts, as many Uyghurs are beaten or killed for refusing to conform to the communist blueprint for Chinese society.
These Uyghurs continue to suffer horrific abuses at the hands of their communist overlords, which routinely test experimental drugs on them and murder their children. And now they are being forced to manufacture those blue face coverings that so many people are wearing these days, thinking that they are “saving lives” by doing so.
“We traced a shipment of face masks to a medical supply company in the U.S. state of Georgia from a factory in China’s Hubei Province, where more than 100 Uighur (an alternate spelling of Uyghur) workers had been sent,” the Times reports.
“The workers are required to learn Mandarin and pledge their loyalty to China at weekly flag-raising ceremonies.”
Chinese officials of course deny these claims, insisting that Uyghur captives are “voluntarily” learning “useful skills,” and agreeing to work for Chinese companies for little-to-no pay. But the Times says that the “quotas on the number of workers put in the labor program and the penalties faced by those who refuse to cooperate” prove that the program is coercive.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) insists that these slave labor camps are actually “vocational training schools” where those who attend are able to learn new skills and improve their job prospects. But the reality is that they are actually reeducation camps coupled with slave labor programs.
And sadly it is not just face mask companies that are benefitting from the exploitation of Uyghur slaves. A study published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) back in March found that at least 83 different companies, both Chinese and foreign, are currently benefitting in some way from China’s Uyghur slave labor programs.
Further evidence that China is lying about the nature of these “vocational training schools” was uncovered in intercepted internal CCP communications, in which Uyghurs were described as “lazy, lax, slow, sloppy, freewheeling and individualistic,” the individualistic part being totally incongruent with communist China’s just another cog in the wheel mentality with regards to human dignity.
The CCP has also been caught admitting that Uyghurs and other individualistically minded people need to be forced to “renounce their selfish ideas,” which sounds eerily similar to the current rhetoric among many mask-wearers here in the U.S. who insist that not wearing a mask is “selfish,” as is trying to stand up for one’s constitutional rights.
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