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Supplier shares hit by Apple ‘cut-off woes’ over Xinjiang labour

Supplier shares hit by Apple ‘cut-off woes’ over Xinjiang labour

(ATF) Shares of Apple’s Chinese suppliers – Goertek, Luxshare Precision Industry, Lens Technology and Lingyi iTECH Manufacturing – have plummeted in the last two months after reports that Ofilm Group, a camera module maker blacklisted by Trump over “forced labour” allegations in Xinjiang, was removed from Apple’s supply chain. While …

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The great cotton 'conspiracy'

The great cotton conspiracy

(ATF) The volume of Chinese media propaganda has been cranked up in the furore over cotton from the Xinjiang in the country's west.Chinese media outlet The Paper said on Tuesday (March 30) that "reports of H&M and other European and American brands boycotting Xinjiang cotton must have been read by …

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US Customs accuses Malaysian glove maker of forced labour

US Customs accuses Malaysian glove maker of forced labour

(AFP) US Customs and Border Protection Department said on Monday it has found forced labour at factories run by Top Glove in Malaysia, so it has ordered officials at US ports to seize disposable gloves made by the company.The Department posted a statement overnight saying it has "sufficient information to …

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Rubio targets Chinese polysilicon links for US solar energy firms

Rubio targets Chinese polysilicon links for US solar energy firms

(ATF) Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley sent a letter on Tuesday March 23 asking the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to detail measures it or member companies have taken to ensure that solar products sourced from Xinjiang, including polysilicon, are not made using forced labour.“We are …

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Malaysian rubber gloves put on US list of goods made by forced labour

Malaysian rubber gloves put on US list of goods made by forced labour

Rubber gloves manufactured in Malaysia are among six items the US Department of Labor has added to a list of goods produced by forced labour this year, the department said in a report.For Malaysia, the department had already listed electronics and garments as goods produced by forced labour, and palm …

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