China accepts widespread boycott of H&M products over Xinjiang

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The Chinese government expressed understanding Thursday of a widespread boycott in the country of H&M products after the Swedish fashion brand voiced concern over human rights conditions in China's far western Xinjiang region. H&M has issued a statement pledging to stop sourcing cotton from Xinjiang, where the Chinese Communist-led government has been accused by democratic nations of detaining Muslim Uighurs who oppose growing state surveillance under the "re-education" campaign. Chinese citizens have "taken practical action" to protest H&M, a Commerce Ministry spokesman told reporters. Beijin...

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