March 03, 2020

A List That Ought to Be Shared Far and Wide

Deep in the heart of Coronaville , it appears that Uyghers are being trucked in from their "re-education" camps to staff the factories in the plague zones that are either unsafe to operate due to contamination or have massive numbers of people out sick. The purpose of this appears to meet government mandated targets for production in an attempt to rescue an economy hammered by having its workforce immobilized by this disease. Of course if members of a demographic that the CCP is trying to exterminate are infected with a deadly pathogen, then, (presumably) they won't be required to be trucked back to the concentration camps. As far as the CCP is concerned, "two bats, one stone". 

As vile as it is, this situation is actually worse than that. 

The utilization of these people in the disease wracked regions is a current expedient, but it turns out that this pool of 80,000 or so workers has been used as a sort of slavery temp service since at least 2017.Long before COVID19 was unleashed upon the world, this cadre has been used by various firms to round out the labor pools at factories that include those of western companies set up in China. 

This practice has been noted in a in-depth report by The Australian Strategic Policy Institute a PDF of which is here. It gives extensive citations regarding the practice and helpfully notes which companies have been taking advantage of this abhorrent service.


Abercrombie & Fitch, 
Acer, 
Adidas,
 Alstom, 
Amazon, 
Apple,
 ASUS, 
BAIC Motor,
 BMW,
 Bombardier, 
Bosch, 
BYD, 
Calvin Klein, 
Candy, 
Carter’s, 
Cerruti 1881, 
Changan Automobile, 
Cisco, 
CRRC, 
Dell, 
Electrolux, 
Fila, 
Founder Group, 
GAC Group (automobiles), 
Gap, 
Geely Auto, 
General Motors, 
Google, 
Goertek, 
H&M, 
Haier, 
Hart Schaffner Marx, 
Hisense, 
Hitachi, 
HP, 
HTC, 
Huawei, 
iFlyTek, 
Jack & Jones,
 Jaguar,
 Japan Display Inc., 
L.L.Bean,
 Lacoste, 
Land Rover, 
Lenovo,
 LG, 
Li-Ning, 
Mayor, 
Meizu, 
Mercedes-Benz, 
MG, 
Microsoft, 
Mitsubishi,
 Mitsumi, 
Nike, 
Nintendo, 
Nokia, 
The North Face, 
Oculus, 
Oppo, 
Panasonic, 
Polo Ralph Lauren, 
Puma, 
Roewe, 
SAIC Motor, 
Samsung, 
SGMW, 
Sharp, 
Siemens, 
Skechers, 
Sony, 
TDK, 
Tommy Hilfiger, 
Toshiba, 
Tsinghua Tongfang, 
Uniqlo, 
Victoria’s Secret, 
Vivo, 
Volkswagen, 
Xiaomi, 
Zara, 
Zegna, 
ZTE. 
 


I note that many of the western entities on this list not only profess their own piousness but frequently presume to lecture us on what they claim are our moral failings (usually sins involving mere words).

China is a brutal dictatorship, and a nuclear power. Our ability to affect their internal affairs are necessarily limited. However, while we can't stamp out all evil in the world, willingly engaging in this atrocity is another matter entirely.

This is a list that needs to get some distribution and attention. 

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