Global brands like H&M and Nike are under fire for accusing China that cotton from Xinjiang is produced by the forced labour of Uyghur captives. They are in a dilemma as failing to stop the use of Xinjiang cotton may invite legal trouble from Washington with the US ban on imports. Besides, purging Xinjiang cotton will invite the wrath of the Chinese government which may get their business boycotted.
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Extending the trade restrictions, the US government has prohibited cotton imports from a Chinese firm accusing it of employing slave labour. Calling 'Made in China' label a warning, US Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli has stated that US businesses should not make profits from slave labour and human right abuses. Reportedly, the action targeting cotton trade is being considered a pressurizing tactic on China for its mass-detention of… read-more
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The minorities of Uyghur community were tortured by the Chinese Government to get converted to Hans Chinese communities, ‘The Atlantic’ magazine has claimed. Reportedly 1 million Uyghurs are sent to detention camps where they are brainwashed and physically tortured. The sentiments of the religious outfit are also tormented by destroying their holy sites. The Uyghur language is also banned in Xinjiang schools.
Courtesy: Business Standard
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo showed solidarity to Xinjiang on July 15, by announcing that the United States will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of Chinese technology companies such as Huawei. It is reported that Huawei provides "material support" to regimes that engage in human rights violations against members of Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs and other minority groups in the Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang.
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