Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Uighur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.Credit: Azamat Imanaliev, Shutterstock Last March, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), a prominent think tank, released a report documenting the Chinese government’s effort to force the Uighur population and other ethnic minorities to work against their will in factories across the country. Separated from their families, confined to factory compounds and under round-the-clock surveillance, the predominantly Muslim workers were compelled, according to the report, to produce goods for dozens of international brands, such as Apple, Nike, Patagonia and Ralph Lauren. Human rights groups and labor rights advocates quickly condemned the alleged abuses. And in July, the Trump administration said that it would impose economic sanctions on 11 Chinese companies linked to human rights abuses and forced labor practices involving the Uighurs. Last Friday, the U.S. government imposed an additional set of sanctions, targeting Chinese officials with oversight of the programs and the Xinjiang Production and Construction CSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.