Apple benefits from forced Uighur labor at its iPhone supplier factories in China, according to an explosive new report

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AREN'T THESE THE SAME COMPANIES THAT ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE IN THE UNITED STATES

Apple's suppliers in China use thousands of displaced Uighurs for labour, according to a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

The report is wide-ranging and focuses on a coordinated government campaign to move and displace Uighurs, a Muslim minority found mostly in Xinjiang province. The report estimates that between 2017 and 2019 some 80,000 Uighurs were forcibly transferred to work in factories across China.

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Although the report highlights that the displaced Uighur workers are present in many different companies' supply chains including Nike, BMW, and Amazon, Apple features prominently as a case study.

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020