Nike and H&M face China backlash in Uighur forced labour row

H&M has faced criticism in China for expressing concern about alleged Uighur forced labour

Fashion giants Nike and H&M face boycott demands from Chinese consumers after expressing concern over allegations of forced labour in cotton production.

Nike and H&M’s comments on the issue have prompted the removal of some products from Chinese ecommerce platforms and criticism in state media.

The two retailers’ comments on Xinjiang cotton production are thought to have been made last year but, following the announcement this week of sanctions by Western countries on China, have resurfaced.

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