While seeing the Changkhali Border Guard Police Station attacked by the Rakhine Army

While seeing the Changkhali Border Guard Police Station attacked by the Rakhine Army

A resident of Cheangkhali village told RFA that they are attacking the two police outposts of Dompet and Cheangkhali border guards on the Angu Maw - Maungdaw road in Rathetaung Township, and all the residents of those villages are also fleeing.

"It started at half past five in the morning. AA is still attacking Dom Pei Camp and Chang Khali Camp. All the villagers are running into Mayu Mountain.”

In the same way, a woman from Dom Peik village said that she had a large weapon. He told RFA that the small arms fire did not stop until after 6 am.

"People from the village run away. We are still in the village. Crouched under the house. The sound of weapons I can hear the sound of small arms and it hasn't stopped yet."

Residents also said that the villagers near the town are worried and afraid because the battalions of Rathetaung town are firing heavy weapons towards Changkhali Dompip village where the fighting is going on.

Regarding today's battle, both Rakhine Army (AA) and There is no announcement from the military council yet.

On November 26, 2022, a round of fighting between the Military Council and the Rakhine Army (AA) in Rakhine ended, about 1 year later, gunshots are heard again today.



Dr. Andres Kor: "All Chinese products may have forced Uyghur labor!"

Despite Western economic sanctions over China's human rights abuses, Uyghur's record foreign trade has drawn attention once again to Uyghur forced labor and Uyghur human rights abuses among Uyghur and Chinese observers. The experts who disagreed on this issue argued that the effectiveness of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Law is insufficient and the scope of the law's enforcement should be further expanded.

According to a special report of "Tangritag Network", the total value of foreign trade import and export in August reached 36.8 billion yuan, which is the highest record in history. In the first eight months, Xinjiang's export value was 184.71 billion yuan, an increase of 53.5% over the same period.

In an interview with our radio station, Mr. Abdulaziz Bashtograq, director of the Istanbul-based Foreign Trade Consulting Education Service and Tourism Limited Company, talked about the reasons for the growth of foreign trade in Uyghur. According to him, products produced "in whole or in part" by Uyghur workers have been banned from the US market by the US government because of forced labor. China, on the other hand, has turned to exporting such Uyghur forced labor products to foreign countries through Uyghur factories. Also, the cost of moving goods from Bryag to Uygur Ely (by bus and train) is much cheaper than by sea.

Rizvangul Yusuf, a Uyghur girl who was transferred from Saibag Village of Kashgar Old Town to Guangdong Province under the name of "Eschinchi Labor Force"
Rizvangul Yusuf, a Uyghur girl who was transferred from Saibag Village of Kashgar Old Town to Guangdong Province under the name of "Eschinchi Labor Force"

As it became an international consensus that products made in China involved forced labor, the Chinese government quickly came up with a series of measures to counter this as restrictions began to emerge. Most experts emphasize that one of the most common methods used in product packaging is to indicate the origin of the product as a name from a place other than China. American political analyst Dr. Andres Corr is one of the people who tend to this view. He believes that the Chinese government is currently using all means to find ways to hide the fact that products involve forced labor, thereby showing that they can freely sell their goods on the international market. He said about it:

“They (the Chinese government) keep looking for ways to sell their goods. They found some loopholes. They hid how the products were produced, meaning they found ways to hide the fact that the products involved forced labor. The Illegal Ocean Project, a Washington-based press organization, has confirmed that fish products processed in China and shipped to the United States involve Uyghur forced labor. To address this situation, changes to the monitoring program for seafood imports related to forced Uyghur labor are needed."

According to the Chinese government, the import and export value of Uyghur oil to five countries in Central Asia increased by 176 billion soms, an increase of 59.1% compared to the same period, and the value of imports and exports to countries within and supporting the Belt and Road Initiative increased by 206 billion soms, and increased by 53.7% compared to the same period. grew up

The cultural and geographical connections of the Central Asian republics with the Uyghur people, especially their weak industrial systems, have always made China the largest source of such demand in the Central Asian republics. Again, the lack of the Russian factor in this respect, which cannot overcome the Chinese factor, forced them to rely absolutely on China to meet the needs of domestic consumption. The situation of the poor and weak countries that participated in China's "One Belt One Road" project is not much different from the Central Asian republics, and they have become "objects of debtors" in China's foreign trade activities.

According to Ilshat Hasan, an independent political analyst in the United States, China is not only exporting Uyghur forced labor products to Asia, South Asia, and Africa, but also selling them to the United States and Europe through these countries. He believes that prevention is necessary.

A beautiful Uyghur girl in Guma is being urged by a Chinese immigrant to work in the mainland.
A beautiful Uyghur girl in Guma is being urged by a Chinese immigrant to work in the mainland.
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While the Chinese government has consistently denied any criticism of Uyghur forced labor, it has been known to create various obstacles to investigating it. It is now known that it is very difficult to distinguish which sectors do not have forced labor, as there is no possibility for independent investigation teams to conduct on-site investigations or to obtain information from the local population.

Dr. Andres Kor also pointed out that it is very difficult to know whether products coming from China are related to forced labor, so all products coming from China should be considered as related to Uyghur forced labor, and importers should be required to prove that Uyghur forced labor is not used. He said about it:

"This law (Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Law) is not enough, it does not solve all the problems. But it's technically a good law. For example, imports from China have banned certain products involving forced Uyghur labor. You know, when the Chinese authorities move Uyghurs out of so-called "educational centers" and camps and into forced labor factories, they don't just produce cotton or tomatoes, they produce products to celebrate Christmas. We need to ask the companies who made the product. Vendors of these products must provide relevant evidence. They must prove that the product is free of forced labor. So I think it's very difficult to know if any product from China has forced labor. All of these products may have forced labor, as we know that the Chinese government sends Uyghurs as slave laborers to factories and various industries across the country. So you can't believe that any product from China wasn't made with Uyghur forced labor. Therefore, if the importer cannot prove that the products were not produced by Uyghur forced labor, all these products should be banned. But I don't think it's implemented that way yet. We must do so. "We need to enforce this law more broadly than we do now."

Finally, Dr. Andres Core stressed that the desired goals and results can only be achieved if the U.S. works together with allied countries to implement the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in a comprehensive manner.
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