In January 2020, the Chinese Qingdao Taekwang shoe company in Xinjiang had employed 600 minority workers.
The report further states that in January 2020, around 600 ethnic minority workers from Xinjiang were employed at Qingdao Taekwang Shoes Co. Ltd. The Uyghur community is considered a backward community disturbed by religious extremism as per the Chinese government. The employees belong to the remote parts of Hotan and Kashgar in southern Xinjiang and the chief executive of the parent company. Taekwang said that among the 7,100 workers working in the plant, 600 were from the belong to the underdeveloped community Uyghur. The report also estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019.