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China: Xinjiang Textile Industry Association releases social responsibility report on cotton textile industry in the region

"China's Xinjiang releases social responsibility report of its cotton textile industry", 1 February 2021

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region published a social responsibility report of its pillar cotton textile industry on Sunday, presenting the history and development of the industry and its importance to local people's livelihoods.

The Xinjiang Cotton Textile Industry Social Responsibility Report was released by the Xinjiang Textile Industry Association in hopes of clarifying facts and building a communication bridge between Chinese and international stakeholders, based on shared values and common interests.

The report consists of seven chapters, covering such aspects as the history and current development of the industry, securing people's livelihood, promoting common prosperity, global value and development outlook of the industry. It is based on surveys, interviews and questionnaires for cotton textile enterprises and employees.

After 70 years' development, the cotton textile industry in Xinjiang has now become vital for people of all ethnic groups in the region, the textile and garment industry of the country, as well as the global textile and garment value chain, the report said.

The cotton textile industry in Xinjiang has made remarkable progress in providing job opportunities, increasing cotton farmers' income, contributing to local economic development, and improving people's living standard, it added. [...]

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