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Xinjiang cotton boycott leaves Western brands reeling

The latest China-versus-the-West dispute is getting ugly. On Wednesday, Chinese state television started blurring the names of Western brands worn by reality show contestants. The measure was a veiled...

Some Olympic uniforms liable to contain Xinjiang cotton: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese textile company that sources cotton from Xinjiang will be producing clothing for the next two Olympic games, though the company denies the gear will come from th...

China says H&M changed online map after criticism

Chinese regulators on Friday (April 2) said H&M has agreed to change a “problematic map” online following government criticism, adding to pressure on the Swedish retailer amid a confli...

H&M closes 20 stores in China amid Xinjiang cotton controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M was forced to close 20 stores in China following local uproar over its stance on Xinjiang cotton, reports said Wednesday (March 31). ...

H&M slips to loss, pledges to rebuild trust in China after backlash

H&M reported a quarterly loss on Wednesday (March 31) and said that it was dedicated to regaining the trust of shoppers in China following a recent backlash there after comments it made last year ...

BBC reporter who covered Xinjiang leaves China for Taiwan in apparent haste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The BBC’s most prominent journalist working in China has left the country for Taiwan, according to the news service. John Sudworth, who worked for the BBC in Chin...

Investors press companies on human rights in Xinjiang

A group of religious and socially conscious investors and other funds are ramping up pressure on Western companies over alleged human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region, highlighting the c...

China should allow foreign reporters into Xinjiang: Taiwan VP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Tuesday (March 30) that China should give international reporters access to Xinjiang amid claims of human rights abuses in the regio...

Nike shoes sell out in China despite calls for boycott over Xinjiang cotton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A range of Nike products subject to special offers flew off the shelves on Chinese e-commerce platforms last week despite a boycott campaign in that country against the br...

Xinjiang: Muji stock falls amid Chinese backlash over blood cotton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese retailer Muji saw its stock price plunge on Friday (March 26) despite the company's claim that it had found no significant issues in its supply of cotton from...

Xinjiang cotton is a human rights issue: Taiwan legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Boycotting cotton from China’s Uyghur region of Xinjiang is no longer just a political issue, it has become a human rights issue, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday against British officials in a spiraling fi...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is lashing out at H&M and other clothing and footwear brands as it retaliates for Western sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human ...

Chinese netizens attack Nike over Xinjiang statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nike is the latest western company to face the wrath of Chinese netizens on social media over its stance on forced labor in Xinjiang amid tit-for-tat sanctions over China&...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is lashing out at H&M and other clothing and footwear brands as it retaliates for Western sanctions imposed on Chinese officials accused of human righ...