A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry,  Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region.  Photo: EPA-EFE A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry,  Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region.  Photo: EPA-EFE
A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry, Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Xinjiang cotton row puts Burberry, Nike and other Western brands in a quandary – and pushes Hong Kong’s patriots to walk the talk

  • With Chinese media and netizens attacking Western brands that have shunned Xinjiang cotton on human rights grounds, Hong Kong’s Beijing loyalists are under pressure to purge their wardrobes
  • Western companies wanting a slice of China’s market , meanwhile, face a tough choice between money and morals

A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry,  Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region.  Photo: EPA-EFE A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry,  Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region.  Photo: EPA-EFE
A man repairs a damaged logo in front of the Burberry store in Shanghai on March 26. Burberry, Fila, Hugo Boss, H&M, Nike and Adidas have been targeted for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labour in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani is a Hong Kong journalist and TV show host