John Cheh, Esquel’s vice-chairman and chief executive, said the company does not use forced labour and would keep its plants operating in Xinjiang despite the threat of US sanctions. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong textile firm Esquel to keep its Xinjiang factories open despite US sanctions threat over ‘forced labour’ accusations

  • Esquel is one of six companies singled out for potential sanctions in US draft legislation regarding forced labour in Xinjiang
  • The Hong Kong textile firm will defend itself and keep factories running, CEO says, while China retaliates with sanctions on US politicians
Topic |   US-China relations
John Cheh, Esquel’s vice-chairman and chief executive, said the company does not use forced labour and would keep its plants operating in Xinjiang despite the threat of US sanctions. Photo: Nora Tam
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