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22 October 2019

China: Clothes made with cotton produced by forced labour in Xinjiang is likely being sold in US, think tank says

Author: Quartz

“Clothing made by Chinese forced labor is likely being sold in the US”, 22 October 2019...

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6 August 2019

Response by Wesfarmers

Author: Wesfarmers

...Target Australia take any breaches of our Ethical Sourcing Code very seriously, including any allegations of forced labour.  Following the recent reports of alleged forced labour at the Huafu Mill in Xinjiang, we conducted internal checks and...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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18 December 2018

China: Ethnic minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factories supplying to major apparel brands; Incl. co responses

In December 2018, an investigation by the Associated Press linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang province, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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