Washington’s Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act is essentially a trade embargo against goods with input from China’s Xinjiang region. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Washington’s Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act is essentially a trade embargo against goods with input from China’s Xinjiang region. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Xinjiang

How the US’ Xinjiang labour law has crippled China’s cotton industry before even entering effect

  • Chinese traders in Xinjiang say losses have been mounting for months, with vast inventories unsold as buyers shun what was once the world’s most expensive cotton
  • Far-reaching implications from Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act are expected to keep clouding trade relations between US and China, even as President Biden mulls tariff cuts

Washington’s Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act is essentially a trade embargo against goods with input from China’s Xinjiang region. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Washington’s Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act is essentially a trade embargo against goods with input from China’s Xinjiang region. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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