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China forcing citizens to work in horrendous conditions on BRI projects: US

The report recommends that China should end forced labour in government facilities, in non-governmental facilities converted to government detention centres

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Since 2017, the US has placed China in Tier-3 category, as the Asian country "does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so".

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The United States on Thursday retained China in Tier-3 category (lowest ranking) of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report and said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its state-owned enterprises often force citizens to work in "horrendous conditions" on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects.
Unveiling the annual report, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said, "Our Trafficking in Persons Report calls out a group of nations with a state-sponsored pattern of forced labour. Among them is China, where the CCP and its state-owned enterprises often forcing citizens to work in horrendous conditions on Belt and Road project."
Since 2017, the US

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First Published: Jun 26 2020 | 9:52 AM IST

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