China's Belt and Road Initiative intensifies forced labor by overseas workers

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4th May, 2021 06:19:13 printer

China's Belt and Road Initiative intensifies forced labor by overseas workers

"China Labor Watch" (CLW), a non-profit organization headquartered in the  United States, released on April 30, "The Silent Victim: One Belt One Road  China Struggling Overseas in the Covid-19 Disease"

The "Worker" report points  out that Chinese companies use the official "One Belt, One Road" transnational economic strategy to force Chinese workers to export overseas.

In addition to exposing China's various human rights violations, it also accuses Chinese  embassies and consulates for turning a blind eye.

CLW contacted nearly 100 Chinese workers stranded overseas due to the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic from August last year to last month, and conducted in-depth interviews with 22 of them.

They were scattered in Indonesia, Algeria, Singapore, Jordan, Pakistan, Serbia and other countries.

The following infringements by Chinese companies are commonly mentioned, including: passport retention, restrictions on freedom of movement, overtime  work, no holidays, wage arrears, forced use of illegal visa work, deceptive  recruitment and false promises, isolation from local communities, intimidation and threats.

Source: ltn.com.tw

 


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