Grayzone: Xinjiang shakedown: US anti-China lobby cashed in on ‘forced labor’ campaign…
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Xinjiang shakedown: US anti-China lobby cashed in on ‘forced labor’ campaign that cost Uyghur workers their jobs
MAX BLUMENTHAL·APRIL 30, 2021
…The Worker Rights Consortium’s campaign to pressure businesses to disinvest from Xinjiang began in December 2018, just as the US State Department started formally accusing China of subjecting Uyghur Muslims in the region to forced labor and mass internment. Its initiative appeared to have been coordinated with an interlocking network of advocacy groups, corporate media outlets, and US government interests dedicated to containing China.
A December 17 AP article alleging that the Hetian Taida Apparel factory in Xinjiang was the site of forced labor provided the impetus for the WRC campaign. The AP homed in on Badger Sport, a North Carolina-based clothing manufacturer that produced sportswear out of the factory. One day later, in what appeared to be a coordinated action, WRC Executive Director Scott Nova fired off a lengthy press release calling for Badger Sport to leave Xinjiang.
As with most US mainstream media reports alleging Chinese government abuses in Xinjiang, the AP relied entirely on partisan sources outside the country. To paint Hetian Taida as a de facto slave camp, the AP turned to testimony by Uyghur exiles in Kazakhstan and Google Earth analysis of the factory by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the US State Department, the Australian Ministry of Defense, and several arms manufacturers.
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The problems China does have, are not the problems being espoused by the U.S. government.
Here are the problems in China: low wages, worker rights, environmental, upward mobility, expected privacy by the individual, plus others. But U.S. cannot say this. This is because the working class in U.S. have the following problems: low wages, worker rights, environmental, upward mobility, expected privacy by the individual, plus others. But to admit to one, the U.S. will need to admit to the other.
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