China’s inherent hatred for pluralism is known to all. The systematic and institutionalized oppression of Uyghur Muslims by the CCP has also, at some point or the other, caught the world’s attention. However, what is now perhaps being given a slip by many is that fact that amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic, China is looking to employ ‘graduates’ from ‘re-education’ camps in Xinjiang as forced labour. These graduates, of course, are the Uyghur Muslims, for whom the Chinese state has nothing but outright abomination.
As reported by the South China Morning Post, China is now looking to displace thousands of Uyghur Muslims, who have served their time in the indoctrination camps of CCP. These ‘graduates’ as it calls them, will be shipped off to various provinces of China, where their services will be employed by industries who are in need of labour.
According to SCMP, close to 19 Chinese provinces and cities have been given ‘quotas’ to hire Uyghur Muslims. This new “work-force” is being freshly served to the various provinces by the CCP, after completely brainwashing them with toxic Communist propaganda.
Some reports have stated that, China sent thousands of Uyghurs to its manufacturing powerhouses at Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangzi and Zhejiang to keep its factories functioning after evacuating the regular workers due to lockdown.
It must be mentioned that in February, even as China was ravaged by its own creation of a pandemic, the CCP was dispatching thousands of Uyghur Muslims as labourers to various parts of China. Such labourers will be expected to do nothing except work. According to sources, their food and accommodation will be taken care of, and they will be paid below-average salaries for their services. Further, they will not be allowed to leave their dormitories and loiter around in their cities of towns of employment.
The massive plan of scattering the native Uyghur Muslim population was initially supposed to achieve fruition last year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was stalled and nor conducted on a scale it was initially planned. However, now that China claims to have emerged ‘victorious’ after defeating its own virus, it is using Uyghur Muslims as mere fodder for what could be a massive PR exercise in order to make the world believe that China has truly overcome the pandemic.
What China seems to have forgotten, however, is the fact that unlike their population, not everyone around the world is a communist. As such, we are well versed with the idea of forced labour, and that is exactly what China is employing the Uyghur Muslims for. It would not come as a surprise for us to see Uyghur Muslims being shipped off, away from their homelands, to other provinces against their will to work as menial labourers. Low pay, restrictions on their movement, graduation from ‘re-education’ camps, are all indicators of forced labour.
One is reminded of Nazi Germany, and to nobody’s surprise, there is an eerie similarity between Hitler and Xi Jinping. The former used Jews and expendable forced labourers, while the latter is doing the same w.r.t Uyghur Muslims. During World War II, while the Nazis ran what they called Arbeitslager or labour camps, China is today storing Uyghurs in “re-education” camps.
Even before the war, Nazi Germany maintained a constant supply of slave labour. This practice started from the early days of labour camps, where “unreliable elements” were housed, such as the homeless, homosexuals, criminals, political dissidents, communists, Jews, and anyone whom the regime despised.
According to reports, a second wave of Coronavirus may be on the rise in China as several provinces including Hubei have recorded new cases. 15 new cases, including eight asymptomatic ones, have been recorded in China with Wuhan reporting 598 asymptomatic cases which has caused concern among the local people. The emergence of the new cluster of six cases has prompted the government to test all of its over 11 million population.
Earlier, according to a report in South China Morning Post, “About 3 to 10 percent of patients who recovered from Covid-19 tested positive again after being discharged from hospital, doctors in Wuhan have found.”
The Coronavirus also hit the Northernmost province of China- Heilongjiang, and the new epicentre of the outbreak seems to be Suifenhe, a border city more than 2,600 kilometres away from Wuhan- the original epicentre of the outbreak.
From March 27 to April 9, Suifenhe reported more than 100 cases, as well 148 asymptomatic cases. China claims that all but three cases are “imported cases”.
However, Heilongjiang residents do not seem to believe the official numbers being conveyed by the Chinese authorities, and they have been insinuating China of downplaying the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak all over again by blaming “imported cases”.
Therefore, China hasn’t got rid of the Coronavirus and it has spread to various provinces. In such a situation the authorities are sending the Uyghurs to work in various provinces and they are the ones who will be on the frontline and much more likely to get infected.
According to unreliable numbers put out by China, Xinjiang province, in entirety, did not record more than 76 cases of COVID-19. While China would have wanted the epicentre of the disease to have been Xinjiang instead of Hubei, as that would result in the extermination of Uyghur Muslims, it is now perhaps fulfilling such fantasies.
By shipping off Uyghurs against their will, after indoctrination, to various parts of China to work as forced labourers, the CCP perhaps wants them to contract the virus. What else explains them not being allowed to leave their dormitories? It is no hard guess to take that the Uyghurs will be made to live together in dormitories, an institutional quarantine of sorts. Hence, even if the disease spreads among them, the Chinese couldn’t care less.
Over the past three years, China has detained over a million ethnic Kazakh and Uyghur Muslims into what they claim are ‘internment camps’. Their motives for the same are now beginning to take shape, and without global interference, there isn’t much which will save the Uyghurs from the Chinese state.