The Biden administration is increasing pressure on China over Xinjiang, where advocacy groups and a panel of United Nations experts say Uygurs have been subjected to mass arbitrary detention and forced to work against their will. Photo: AP
The Biden administration is increasing pressure on China over Xinjiang, where advocacy groups and a panel of United Nations experts say Uygurs have been subjected to mass arbitrary detention and forced to work against their will. Photo: AP

US ban on Xinjiang cotton may push China to open up to more imports to meet demand

  • Washington banned entry of all products using cotton from Xinjiang early this year over China’s alleged ill-treatment of its ethnic Uygur Muslim minority
  • Beijing may issue another batch of import quotas soon to meet rising global demand for textiles after awarding 700,000 tonnes last month, an analyst said

The Biden administration is increasing pressure on China over Xinjiang, where advocacy groups and a panel of United Nations experts say Uygurs have been subjected to mass arbitrary detention and forced to work against their will. Photo: AP
The Biden administration is increasing pressure on China over Xinjiang, where advocacy groups and a panel of United Nations experts say Uygurs have been subjected to mass arbitrary detention and forced to work against their will. Photo: AP
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