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China brings Xinjiang-style mass labour system to Tibet, says report

Both Tibet and Xinjiang have long endured intense social, security and religious controls

A general view of Urumqi, Xinjiang Province. Photo: Reuters

A general view of Urumqi, Xinjiang Province | Photo: Reuters

Karen Leigh | Bloomberg Beijing
China is instituting a mass labor system in Tibet similar to the one in neighboring Xinjiang, the Jamestown Foundation said, despite intensifying global scrutiny of Beijing’s policies toward ethnic minorities.
Tibet has since last year introduced policies promoting “the systematic, centralized, and large-scale training and transfer of ‘rural surplus laborers’” to other parts of Tibet and other regions, the Jamestown Foundation said in a report released Tuesday. More than half a million laborers went through the program in the first seven months of this year, according to the report, which was authored by authored by Adrian Zenz, a leading researcher into

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First Published: Sep 22 2020 | 4:44 PM IST

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