The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS

Chinese researchers say Xinjiang forced labour claims can’t be true because of increased mechanisation and earning potential from picking cotton

  • The global fashion industry is wrestling with the question whether to use Xinjiang cotton over human rights concerns
  • The study says ‘Western accusations have no factual basis’ and says Uygurs are being lured into the fields by financial incentives

Topic |   Xinjiang cotton
The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
The researchers said some cotton picking offered above average salaries. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
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