Apple, BMW, Nike and Huawei accused of using Uyghur forced labour

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Global brands such as Apple and BMW are among firms accused of getting supplies from factories using forced labour in a report on China.

The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission report said that tens of thousands of Uyghur Muslims had been transported to factories across the country to work.

The report noted that one of the ‘most shocking new developments’ in the last five years was that forced labour was now used ‘throughout China in factories which are part of the supply chain of major international corporations’.

It also noted that it was ‘beyond dispute that UK consumption is driving this (state-sponsored slavery) practice. This can no longer be tolerated’.

The report said that the Commission was ‘gravely concerned that such modern slavery practices are so endemic in the supply…

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