Famous retail fashion Brand Facing boycott in China


H & M vs Chinese Communist Party 

Now the retail giant H&M is facing a backlash and a potential boycott in china because it won't source its cotton from Xinjiang province. 

In a statement last year H&M said that it was deeply concerned about reports of forced labor and discrimination against Xinjiang's Muslim minorities.

On Wednesday the Chinese communist youth league posted this message on social media saying spreading rumor's to boycott Xinjiang cotton while wanting to make money in china wishful thinking shortly after H&M disappeared from two of china's major shopping platforms.

Chinese state tv released photos mocking the H&M logo calling it ridiculous and even celebrities have claimed their breaking ties with the retailer. 

H&M is big here in shanghai it's big across china this is one of its multitude of locations in this country but what's striking about what we see in the last 24 hours is how quickly and how all of a sudden, this campaign led by celebrity endorsers and led by some arms of the ruling communist party has come out of nowhere and also what's so striking is how it's gathered pace in a matter of hours so this is all about H&M's     proclamation going back last year which you just referred to saying it wanted to purge its supply chain of cotton that was used and harvested in Xinjiang.

That's the western province in China where China is accused of abuses against the Muslim minority their genocide is actually how now president Biden's administration has classified the abuses going on so what's most intriguing is that all of a sudden just a few days after coordinated sanctions were imposed by the UK, the US, and the European Union.

We have arms of the communist party the celebrity endorsers happy to take H&M's money up until now all of a sudden coming out of nowhere bailing on the company and encouraging others to do the same in the other end of the scale you have retailers like Muji the Japanese a retailer.

We just bought this shirt there this morning on the label this refers to Xinjiang cotton so they're at the other end of the scale in terms of what's going on but look it's very serious this kind of effort to use its economic clout this kind of retail nationalism is a very familiar the tactic employed by china employed by the party employed by its government and it's seriously just asking the south Koreans

Their chain store lotte suffered very seriously in years gone by over a diplomatic spat just asked the Philippines as well the government there its fruit exports suffered seriously.

Here that was all about a diplomatic spat between its government's robin branch reporting there now china's foreign ministry has accused foreign companies of malicious attacks on china based on rumors and lies and harmed china's interests about the situation in Xinjiang.

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