Xinjiang forced labor charge dismissed as absurd_ 英语 频道 _ 央视 网 (cctv.com)
BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) – Leaders of industry associations, academics and workers in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Thursday denounced the forced labor charge in Xinjiang, saying the blame is unfounded.
It is absurd to affix the label of “forced labor” to the photovoltaic industry in the region, as polysilicon production is technology-intensive and capital-intensive rather than labor-intensive, said Pan Cunxiang. , secretary general of the regional association of non-ferrous metals. a press conference in Beijing.
Arkin Shamshaq, vice dean of Xinjiang University Law School, said that no country, organization or person can subjectively assume whether “forced labor” exists or not.
“According to the definition of international conventions, the legal provisions in China and the facts on the ground, there is no forced labor in Xinjiang. There is no way that it exists here,” he said.
Liu Qingjiang, vice president of a Xinjiang Textile Industries Association, said advanced equipment and automatic devices have been widely adopted in textile enterprises in Xinjiang.
“The newly built intelligent manufacturing workshops in Xinjiang represent the highest level of industry development in China. There is no so-called forced labor in Xinjiang, ”Liu said.
Akbar Turahun, an employee of a textile company in Aksu Prefecture in Xinjiang, said he received a raise and was also promoted to team leader in the company after working for two years. .
Akbar Turahun was a shepherd from a poor family. Today, he and his wife, also an employee of the textile company, earn more than 8,000 yuan (about US $ 1,520) a month.
“We feel very happy now. We are determined to continue working hard in the business and plan to purchase an apartment nearby,” he said.