China attacks Western nations, firms over Xinjiang cotton boycott

Published on March 29, 2021 by

Foreign companies are being told not to mix business with politics if they want to keep operating in China.
The warning has come from a spokesman for Xinjiang’s regional government at a news conference, where he was asked about the alleged use of ethnic Uighurs as forced labour to produce cotton.
A growing number of Western retail giants – including H&M and Nike – are already facing a boycott in China for voicing their concerns.
That has sparked a backlash on Chinese social media, with dozens of celebrities dropping deals with the brands.
Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong.

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