People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Letters | Why Xinjiang cotton ban is hardly bullying

  • Purchasing products of exploited labour is seen as a form of complicity by human rights activists and ethicists
  • Benefiting from the exploited labour of others is seen as immoral by many consumers

Topic |   Xinjiang
People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
People stand in front of a Nike store in the Sanlitun shopping area of Beijing on March 27. After H&M and Nike, many other international clothing brands have faced a backlash in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over claims of forced labour and repressions against Uygurs in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
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