Universal Electronics Inc Strikes Deal to Transport and Hire Uyghur Workers

A general view shows a manufacturing plant of Universal Electronics Inc in Qinzhou, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

U.S. remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc (UEIC.O) told Reuters it struck a deal with authorities in Xinjiang to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern Chinese city of Qinzhou, the first confirmed instance of an American company participating in a transfer program described by some rights groups as forced labor.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Cate Cadell in QINZHOU, China Editing by Reuters staff