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
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

Topic |   Xinjiang cotton
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
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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