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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
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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.
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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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