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China’s “Untenable Operating Environment” for Business in Xinjiang

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Click to expand Image People work amidst massive piles of cotton in China's Xinjiang province.  The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), an independent organization that promotes sustainably grown and responsibly harvested cotton, announced last week it would cease all its activities in Xinjiang, the region of northwest China where millions of Turkic Muslims are subjected to serious human rights violations, including significant risk of forced labor.  BCI has concluded that Xinjiang is “an increasingly untenable operating environment.” This is similar to decisions made recently by other independent…

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