Xinjiang Cotton: Why It Is So Hard to Find Out the Truth About Forced Labour Claims

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Jenny Chan, an academic at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who has previously documented the struggles of Chinese migrant workers and mistreatment of student interns at Foxconn plants in mainland China, said: “In the absence of authoritative fact-finding investigations, the agenda on Xinjiang’s forced labour has become so polarised that there is little room for rational discussion." 

“But ensuring supply chain transparency and social and labour responsibility is critical.”

Subject

Interviewed by Mimi Lau for the South China Morning Post, in “Xinjiang Cotton: Why It Is So Hard to Find Out the Truth About Forced Labour Claims,” 25 April.

Period25 Apr 2021

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  • TitleXinjiang Cotton: Why It Is So Hard to Find Out the Truth About Forced Labour Claims
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe South China Morning Post
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeIndepth feature
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    Date25/04/21
    DescriptionJenny Chan, an academic at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who has previously documented the struggles of Chinese migrant workers and mistreatment of student interns at Foxconn plants in mainland China, said: “In the absence of authoritative fact-finding investigations, the agenda on Xinjiang’s forced labour has become so polarised that there is little room for rational discussion."

    “But ensuring supply chain transparency and social and labour responsibility is critical.”
    Producer/AuthorMimi Lau
    URLhttps://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3131010/xinjiang-cotton-why-it-so-hard-find-out-truth-about-forced
    PersonsJenny Chan

Keywords

  • Supply chain transparency
  • social and labor responsibility
  • international labor standards
  • China