China has published a white paper on employment and labor rights in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday.
The Asian country has been alleged of practicing forced labor on several migrants who have been trapped in the migration camps, that China describes as "vocational centers". However, China has repeatedly denied these allegations.
To make sure the world knows that the allegations are not true, China has issued a white paper defending its policy in the region, saying the vocational training has improved workforce quality. The authorities claim that these training programs, work schemes, and better education have improved the lives of these migrants.
The white paper, published by the State Council Information Office, says Xinjiang takes the facilitation of employment as the most fundamental project for ensuring and improving people's wellbeing.
Xinjiang takes the facilitation of employment as the most fundamental project for ensuring and improving people's wellbeing, according to the white paper titled "Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang".
According to the white paper, workers' job preferences have always served as an important reference for the local government of Xinjiang in designing its employment policies, expanding employment channels, creating jobs, organizing vocational training sessions, and providing placement services.
The region has taken a variety of measures to ensure that workers' job preferences are guaranteed. It has formed a comprehensive picture of the local labor resources, and kept track of the job preferences and needs of workers in a timely manner, according to the white paper.
The government has also actively built employment information platforms and continuously bolstered public employment services, while resolutely preventing and punishing any incidents of forced labor.
Through its proactive labor and employment policies, Xinjiang has continuously improved the people's material and cultural lives and guaranteed and developed their human rights in every field, according to the document
There are six chapters in the white paper: employment in Xinjiang, proactive employment policies, full respect for workers' job preferences, labor rights protection, better jobs for better lives, and application of international labor and human rights standards.