[Opinion] How to Defeat the CCP’s Chicanery – the Case of Forced Labor in Xinjiang (Video)
On March 25, the CCP criticized global brand including H&M and Nike for boycotting cotton produced in Xinjiang Province. This decisions of boycotting cotton were based on the recommendations made by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a nonprofit multistakeholder governance group which established that Xinjiang cotton doesn't meet labor standards.
[Opinion] Xinjiang Cotton: Why Hand-picking Is Still in Demand (Video)
On March 25, Spokesperson Hua Chunying of the Foreign Ministry of China vehemently denounced H&M and Nike's boycutting Xinjiang cotton due to the concern of forced labor being used. She stated, " Now in Xinjiang, over 40% of the cotton harvesting has been mechanicalized. There is no need for forced labor. "
China urges boycotts of foreign brands over Xinjiang stance
The Chinese Communist Party is urging a nationwide boycott of foreign brands over their stance on Xinjiang. Swedish apparels brand H&M was the first hit by the boycott following its statement against alleged use of forced labor to produce cotton in Xinjiang.