Auditors to Stop Inspecting Factories in China’s Xinjiang Despite Forced-Labor Concerns

Auditors to Stop Inspecting Factories in China’s Xinjiang Despite Forced-Labor Concerns

HONG KONG—At least five organizations say they won’t help companies audit their supply chains in China’s Xinjiang region, where human-rights activists say a police-state atmosphere and government controls make it too difficult to determine whether factories and farms are relying on forced labor.

China’s increasingly repressive tactics in the northwestern region, where large numbers of Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been rounded up in internment camps, have prompted campaigns from human-rights groups. Western…

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