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  • Amnesty International on CCP camps

    Amnesty Int’l alleges crimes against humanity in Xinjiang


    Amnesty International has released a 160-page report titled “Like We Were Enemies in a War”: China’s Mass Internment, Torture and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang . Since 2017, Amnesty argues, Chinese authorities have been using “one of the world’s most sophisticated surveillance systems and a vast network of ...

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    U.S. congressmen urge basketball players to end Chinese endorsements


    The co-chairmen of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and a member of the House of Representatives, James P. McGovern of Massachusetts, have addressed a letter to Chris Paul and Michele Roberts , the president and executive director of the National Basketball ...

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    Big jumps in Chinese production and consumption


    China’s gross domestic product jumped year-on-year at an unprecedented rate of 18.3 percent in the first quarter of 2021. It had declined by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak. On a sequential basis, the country’s GDP moved up by 0.6 percent from the ...

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    Major brands hit with complaint in Paris over forced labor in Xinjiang


    Last year’s report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on the plight of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Chinese province of Xinjiang is still making waves. Citing the report, two NGOs, the European Uyghur Institute and an individual Uyghur woman have engaged a French law ...

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    U.S. boycott of Beijing Olympics still up in the air


    It remains unclear whether the U.S. will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, either alone or in a coalition with other countries. Last month the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken , outlined the reasons, saying: “China uses coercion and aggression to systematically erode autonomy in Hong Kong, ...

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    Statements on forced labor stoke short-lived ire in China


    The boycott in China of Nike , Adidas and other Western brands over their stance against alleged human rights violations in the cotton-manufacturing province of Xinjiang is losing momentum, at least in the sports sector, according to an article in the South China Morning Post . Both Nike and ...

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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 . ...