A Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple devices and provides technology to Tesla and Amazon may force members of the Uyghur minority to work at its factories, he writes. Washington Post Based on documents obtained by the newspaper through the human rights organization Tech Transparency Project.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority in China. In recent years, according to human rights organizations, at least one million Uighurs have been held in detention centers. The Chinese government says these are training camps where people can voluntarily go to them.
to me Washington Post Thousands of Muslims from Xinjiang were forcibly dispatched to lens technology factories.
The entire supply chain is checked
Lens Technology is Apple’s fifth technology resource to force Uyghurs to work at its factories, according to human rights organizations. Apple says it has conducted audits of this company, which indicates that this is not true.
The tech giant says it checked the entire supply chain for forced labor earlier this year. Apple publishes an annual report (PDF) on the business conditions of its suppliers.
In recent years, the Chinese government has relocated many Uyghurs from Xinjiang to other provinces to work in electronics factories there. The government itself speaks of “poverty alleviation,” but according to human rights organizations, Uighurs face imprisonment in detention centers if they do not cooperate. It is not clear if these people are actually being paid.