Xinjiang remains a major agricultural base and primary industries that harvest or extract raw materials still accounted for 14.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Illustration: Henry Wong
Xinjiang remains a major agricultural base and primary industries that harvest or extract raw materials still accounted for 14.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Illustration: Henry Wong
Xinjiang

How is Xinjiang’s economy holding amid US sanctions, and can China keep supporting its ‘great burden’?

  • The US earlier this year banned cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang over alleged human rights violations and the widespread use of forced labour in the region
  • Xinjiang remains a major agricultural base, although unlike coastal provinces, its economy does not heavily rely on exports

Topic |   Xinjiang
Xinjiang remains a major agricultural base and primary industries that harvest or extract raw materials still accounted for 14.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Illustration: Henry Wong
Xinjiang remains a major agricultural base and primary industries that harvest or extract raw materials still accounted for 14.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Illustration: Henry Wong
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