China attacks Western nations, firms over Xinjiang cotton boycott

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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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