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    U.S. customs is withholding cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang


    The U.S. government is increasing its pressure on Chinese interests and authorities to stop engaging in labor practices that violate basic human rights. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has issued a third Withhold Release Order (WRO) for cotton products and tomato products produced in Xinjiang, ...

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    U.K., Canada to restrict business with Xinjiang, China


    The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in the U.K. is seeking to separate British organizations from the extra-judicial detentions and forced labor that Uyghur Muslims and other minorities are undergoing at the hands of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in the province of Xinjiang. Citing “proof from the Chinese authorities’ ...

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    EU reaches an agreement in principle to facilitate investments in China


    After seven years of talks, the European Union and China have agreed in principle on an investment agreement after their leaders met on a conference call on Dec. 30. The parties had set the end of 2020 as the deadline to strike a deal. The European Commission said that the ...

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    Many Chinese sportswear brands issue sales warnings for Q2


    As a result of lockdown restrictions implemented in China and elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic, several Chinese sportswear brands have released profit warnings for the second quarter of 2020. Xtep warned that retail sell-through dropped by low-single digits in the quarter. It also has higher-than-usual inventories. The group ...

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    NPD measures the impact of Covid-19 in Europe and China


    The NPD Group estimates that there was a drop of around 24 percent in sales of sports shoes during the first half of 2020 in Germany, France, Italy and Spain – the four European countries where it uses a retail panel of multi-sport specialty stores, combined with sell-out data ...

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    Forced labor in China for some sports brands?


    Several Chinese factories under foreign contract appear to be resorting to forced labor from ethnic minorities. The suspicion stems from a report on the plight of China’s Uyghurs and other minorities recently released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) – a self-described non-partisan think tank founded in 2001 ...

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    Stella’s revenues drop by 2% on soft European market


    Stella International ’s revenues for the third quarter were down by 2 percent from the year-ago period to $447.9 million. The Chinese shoe manufacturer blamed the decline on its strategic decision to prioritize margin improvement over growth in shipment volumes.

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    China’s Topsports doesn’t disappoint with first results since IPO


    After raising $1.01 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange last month, Topsports International Holdings, the sports retailing arm of Belle International, published strong results for the six months ended on Aug. 31. Sales rose by 12.4 percent as compared to the year-ago period ...

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    The Sporting Goods Market in China


    This report of more than 330 pages is now available for download if you are a premium member. Published 2016 in partnership with ISPO and the EMLyon business school, it covers mainly five sports categories in the Chinese market: Fitness, Running, Team sports, Snow sports + Outdoor . ...