Why Chinese feel free to dismiss America’s human rights concerns in Xinjiang

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

Retailers such as H&M and Nike are facing fury and boycotts from China after expressing concerns over the use of forced labour in Xinjiang’s cotton fields. As of last Friday, the hashtag #ISupportXinjiangCotton has received 4.5 billion views and 28 million discussions on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform.Apologists for China’s onslaught of Uygurs are adopting the rhetoric of anti-imperialism. “Chinese people won’t swallow this,” the Communist Youth League wrote, suggesting Western boycotts…

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