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Human Rights Responsibility of Businesses in China – Podcast with Alicia Hennig

July 13, 2022

Especially the region of Xinjiang in the northwest of the P.R. China is known for systematic human rights violations. Alicia Hennig from the International University Institute Zittau (TU Dresden) talked about her current research and her personal approach to this topic with Radio Radieschen.

The Xinjiang region in the northwest of the People’s Republic of China is now well known for the systematic human rights violations committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The ethnic minority of the Uyghurs is particularly affected by this. They are closely monitored and, in the event of the slightest irregularity, interned in camps outside the law, “re-educated” (sinicized) and forced to work. In the meantime, it has become known that products of this forced labor can also be found in international supply chains. This raises the question of whether German companies in Xinjiang are guilty of complicity if they knowingly participate in or encourage human rights violations by a state actor (the government).

In an exciting interview with Carolin Schmid from Radio Radieschen, Dr. Alicia Hennig (Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau, TU Dresden) talks about her research but also about her personal experiences in China and her approach to Chinese culture.

Listen to the entire podcast here (in German).