Leaked Chinese report suggests it is forcing Uighurs to take jobs thousands of miles away to change the demographics of their homeland
Chinais coercing Uighurs to leave Xinjiangon job-transfer schemes, a leaked report shows.
- The report, meant for Chinese officials, said transfers "meld and assimilate
- Beijing considers Uighurs a terror risk and has worked to erase their culture.
A leaked report for Chinese officials suggests Beijing is offering Uighurs jobs thousands of miles from their homeland, and pressuring them to accept, in an attempt to erode their personal and regional identity.
Since 2016, China has detained some one million Uighurs in their homeland of Xinjiang in hundreds of prison camps across the region. China claims the Uighurs are a terror threat, and is accused of brainwashing Uighurs and trying to slash birthrates, prompting the US and Canada to accuse Beijing of genocide.China's crackdown has been characterized by forced abortions and sterilizations, rape, arbitrary arrests, forced labor, and relentless surveillance.
forced to sing propaganda songs in order to get food.
"Let them gradually change their thinking and understanding, and transform their values and outlook on life through a change of environment and through labour work," the report added, according to an English translation.
Zenz wrote that Chinese academics argued that the work transfers "are a crucial means to 'crack open the solidified society' and to mitigate the negative impact of religion."The academics in the report said there was a "severely excessive" number of Uighur surplus laborers that constituted a "latent threat to the current regime," Zenz wrote.
Zenz added: "The primary aims of labor transfers are not economic, but political and demographic," adding that he believed they form "an integral part of the state's campaign of cultural and demographic genocide."
"Government documents state that labor transfers are part of 'raising population quality' ... a concept commonly found in family planning policy that has been associated with eugenics," Zenz wrote.The Chinese government told the BBC that Zenz's report "reflects only the author's personal view and much of its contents are not in line with the facts."
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