China Boycotts Nike, H&M: West Baffled & Shocked
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China forces brands to make a cotton choice
Action against H&M and Nike shows intolerance of scrutiny over Xinjiang
The disappearance of Hennes & Mauritz, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, from ecommerce and ride-hailing apps in China last week marks an escalation in the diplomatic battle over cotton from Xinjiang. China has shown that it will not just encourage local consumer boycotts of global brands that reject Xinjiang cotton, but will impose them.
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In a cotton-producing village in Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, large-scale machines operate at full capacity to seize the harvest season on September 28, 2020. The total cotton plantation area in Xinjiang reached 24.19 million mu (1.6 million hectares) and around 16.90 million mu were harvested by machines in 2020, accounting for 70 percent of the plantation area.
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