Fashion giant H&M has insisted it remains committed to trading in China and hopes to defuse a row over forced labour allegations that have led to a backlash against the retailer.
H&M faced fierce criticism from Chinese officials and from consumers on social media over its stance on cotton sourced from Xinjiang, where it has been alleged that members of the Uighur minority group have been forced to work, and its product was removed from top ecommerce platforms such as Alibaba’s Taobao and JD.com.
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