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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Xinjiang officials, cotton farmers dismiss forced labor allegations” – below is their description.
Local farmers in Xinjiang dismissed allegations of forced labor on Thursday and said the claims caused them economic losses. In a recent paper, German author Adrian Zenz accused Chinese authorities of forcing hundreds of thousands of Uygurs to pick cotton.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Xinjiang
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.