A cotton picker on a farm on the outskirts of Hami, Xinjiang in November 2010. The political background to the cotton row complicates the search for easy answers. Photo: Reuters
A cotton picker on a farm on the outskirts of Hami, Xinjiang in November 2010. The political background to the cotton row complicates the search for easy answers. Photo: Reuters
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Why I’m sitting out the Xinjiang cotton boycott

  • What may have begun as a genuine attempt to improve the lot of Uygur detainees seems to have become embroiled in a wider diplomatic exercise to attack China

A cotton picker on a farm on the outskirts of Hami, Xinjiang in November 2010. The political background to the cotton row complicates the search for easy answers. Photo: Reuters
A cotton picker on a farm on the outskirts of Hami, Xinjiang in November 2010. The political background to the cotton row complicates the search for easy answers. Photo: Reuters
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