forced labor

Chinese Solar Power Mogul Doubles Wealth Despite U.S. Forced Labor Sanctions

Chinese solar power company Hoshine Silicon Industry was targeted by U.S. sanctions in June 2021 for allegedly using forced labor to create its products. A little over a year later, Hoshine stock is up 111 percent, the personal fortune of founder Luo Liguo has doubled, and the Luo family is spending a billion dollars to expand the company’s presence in Xinjiang province, home of the enslaved Uyghur Muslims.

ZHANGYE, CHINA - JUNE 16 2022: Workers install solar panels at the construction site of a photovoltaic power station in Zhangye in northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Photo credit should read XUE LEI/ Feature China/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

China Admits Campaign Against Uyghur Slave Cotton Is Working

China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday railed at length against the alleged “unilateralism, protectionism, and bullying” of America’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) – but also admitted the law is working as intended, even before it officially went into effect on Tuesday.

This photo taken on October 14, 2018 shows farmers picking cotton in a field in Hami in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP via Getty Images)

China Claims U.S. Currently Has 50,000 Slaves

China’s frantic efforts to distract from the Uyghur genocide hit a new low on Wednesday, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry tried claiming it is the United States, rather than China, that is the “epicenter” of forced labor in the world.

KASHGAR, CHINA - JULY 31: Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. China has increased security in many parts of the restive Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region following some of the worst violence in months in the Uyghur dominated …

Taliban Uses Foreign Aid Intended for Starving Afghans to Enslave Them

Humanitarian activists and U.N. officials are calling for sanctions against the Taliban to be eased so aid can be rendered to the sick, starving, and soon-to-be freezing Afghan people – but Radio Free Europe (RFE) on Tuesday documented how the Taliban is looting aid programs to pay its officials, and even withholding food to force Afghan civilians into slavery.

Hundreds of Afghan men gather to apply for the humanitarian aid in Qala-e-Naw, Afghanistan, on Dec. 14, 2021. As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding the misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and …

Olympics Sponsor Airbnb Doing Business in China’s Genocide Region

According to an investigation published by Axios on Tuesday, top Olympic sponsor Airbnb offers over a dozen homes for rent in the Xinjiang region of China, home of the oppressed Uyghur Muslims – many of whom have been forced from their own homes into concentration camps and sold to both Chinese and foreign corporations as slaves.

This illustration picture taken on November 22, 2019, shows the logo of the online lodging service Airbnb and the Olympic rings displayed on a smartphone and a tablet in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Sharp Power: China Punishes Sweden’s H&M for Objecting to Uyghur Slave Labor

China’s latest exercise of “sharp power” – using economic leverage to impose its political agenda on the free world – targets H&M, a Swedish fashion company. The clothing company was surprised to find itself threatened with boycotts and banned by major Chinese e-commerce platforms Wednesday over months-old social media posts expressing concern about China’s use of Uyghur Muslim slave labor in Xinjiang province.

People walk out from a store of Swedish clothing giant H&M in Beijing on March 25, 2021. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

Leaked Chinese Study Outlines Plan to Crush Uyghur Population

The BBC on Tuesday reported on a “high-level Chinese study,” meant for top Chinese Communist Party officials only but accidentally leaked online, that outlined a plan to crush the Uyghur people of Xinjiang province by dispersing their population across China’s vast land mass, making it difficult for them to raise families and pass along their traditions.

View of the Uyghur village of Tuyog, with a mosque and mountains on the background, Xinjiang region, China.