Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
Xinjiang

Xinjiang’s exports to the EU boom, despite political concerns over forced labour

  • The bloc’s imports of products from the region rise 131 per cent in the first six months, according to an assessment of Chinese customs data
  • Some volatility in figures to be expected but debate on labour appears to be having little impact, analysts say

Topic |   Xinjiang
Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
Workers tie down plastic sheeting during planting of a cotton field near Urumqi in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
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