Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock
Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock

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Forced labour: clothing brands have the chance to press China amid post-virus slowdown, rights advocate says

  • Hundreds of global companies buy cotton and make goods in Xinjiang, China, where over 1 million Uygurs are estimated to be detained, some doing forced labour
  • Proposed US legislation targeting forced labour, and recent disruption to Chinese manufacturing, give brands leverage to effect change, labour rights body says

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Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock
Uygur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly a quarter of the world’s raw cotton is turned into fabric in Xinjiang. Photo: Shutterstock
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