Japanese brands Muji and Uniqlo have become embroiled in the escalating controversy over cotton sourced from China’s Xinjiang region. Xinjiang officials warn the West not to ‘bully’ China. Photo: Bloomberg
Japanese brands Muji and Uniqlo have become embroiled in the escalating controversy over cotton sourced from China’s Xinjiang region. Xinjiang officials warn the West not to ‘bully’ China. Photo: Bloomberg
Xinjiang

Xinjiang cotton dispute: the ‘era of bullying China’ is over, officials warn the West

  • China has come a long way since the ‘century of humiliation’, says Xinjiang government as it asks firms such as H&M to ‘distinguish right from wrong’
  • Cotton worker quoted in state media saying sanctions imposed by the West intended to ‘smash the rice bowls of Xinjiang cotton workers’

Japanese brands Muji and Uniqlo have become embroiled in the escalating controversy over cotton sourced from China’s Xinjiang region. Xinjiang officials warn the West not to ‘bully’ China. Photo: Bloomberg
Japanese brands Muji and Uniqlo have become embroiled in the escalating controversy over cotton sourced from China’s Xinjiang region. Xinjiang officials warn the West not to ‘bully’ China. Photo: Bloomberg
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