After the most popular HM, Nike Adidas UNIQLO has

2022-07-27
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After h&m, Nike Adidas UNIQLO has also exploded! Chinese artists set off a wave of contract termination. The Ministry of foreign affairs, the Ministry of Commerce and the China Consumers' Association made a collective voice. Release date: Source: finance and economics

h m boycotted Xinjiang cotton and provoked public anger

behind the deep excavation was Adidas Nike and other international brands

h m boycotted Xinjiang cotton and provoked public anger. Behind the deep excavation, many well-known brands, including Nike and Adidas, also made similar statements

in March last year, Nike, an American brand, issued an English statement, claiming that its 5 masonry cement companies do not purchase products from Xinjiang, and have confirmed with the contract supplier that they do not use textiles or spinning products from Xinjiang. In addition, Nike also said that its plant in Qingdao, China has stopped recruiting new employees from Xinjiang, and the plant will no longer have any Xinjiang employees

Adidas, a German brand, also stated in a report last year that they had never produced products in Xinjiang and had asked all secondary raw material suppliers to stop purchasing cotton yarn from Xinjiang as early as the spring of 2019. Adidas also supports BCI's "initiative" to no longer certify cotton produced in Xinjiang

in August last year, fast retailing, the parent company of UNIQLO, a Japanese Fast Retailing brand, issued a draft in an official position, saying that no UNIQLO products were produced in Xinjiang, and no production partner of UNIQLO was subcontracted to a fabric factory or spinning factory in Xinjiang

INDITEX, the parent company of Zara, a Spanish fashion brand, once expressed "zero tolerance for forced labor" at its official meeting, saying that the company confirmed that it had no business relationship with any enterprise in Xinjiang. At present, however, INDITEX seems to have quietly removed this statement from its official position

today, a friend listed a list of enterprises that "boycott Xinjiang cotton". At present, these enterprises have no response

at 21:10 on the 25th, Wang Yibo, song Qian, Eason Chan, Yang Mi, Yiyang Qianxi and other artists announced that they would cancel their cooperation with Nike, Adidas, converse, UNIQLO, CK and other brands

what kind of organization is BCI taking the lead in resisting cotton in Xinjiang

h m statement mentioned that "BCI has decided to suspend the issuance of BCI cotton license in Xinjiang, so the cotton required for H M products will no longer be obtained from there". This organization, called the better cotton Initiative (BCI), has also attracted wide attention recently

bci (better cotton initiative) is the "good cotton Development Association" in its full name. It boasts that it is the world's largest non-profit organization for sustainable cotton development. It has established standards that require members to use cotton that they believe meets the standards in order to use the BCI logo. Ma Gang, an analyst in the garment industry, explained that BCI is a supply chain alliance and has the pricing power. BCI has five categories of members, namely:

1) retail brand members, that is, buyers, such as h m, Nike, etc

2) suppliers and manufacturers, mainly cotton merchants and yarn factories

3) grower tissue

4) other categories, companies that mainly provide technology for the supply chain

5) social organizations, mainly non-profit organizations related to cotton

bci's data show that in 2019, the cotton consumption of its retail brand members exceeded 3million tons, accounting for 10% of the global consumption, while BCI's supply accounted for about 30% of the global consumption. BCI's procurement volume and supply volume are second to none in the world. It controls the standard and pricing power of cotton, and its influence is self-evident

the prohibition of Xinjiang cotton is essentially to exclude China's supply chain. China's cotton production accounts for about 22% of the world's total, and Xinjiang's cotton production accounts for 80% of China's total. The goal is not Xinjiang's cotton, but China's cotton, and even China's textile supply chain

"this is related to the global division of labor of China's textile industry. In 2018, China's total fiber processing volume was about 54.6 million tons, more than 50% of the global total fiber processing volume; China's textile and clothing export volume was 276.73 billion US dollars, accounting for 35% of the world." Ma Gang said that China's exported textiles are sold at higher prices in international brand fashion stores with various brand logos

h m and Nike know nothing about Xinjiang cotton

the mechanical picking rate of cotton in Xinjiang has reached 69.83%

according to the 2020 data released by the Xinjiang Agricultural Department, the mechanical picking rate of cotton in Xinjiang has reached 69.83%, of which 95% of cotton in Northern Xinjiang is picked by machinery. The claim that 70% of cotton in Xinjiang is picked manually is seriously inconsistent with the facts

there is no need for a large number of "cotton pickers"

xuguixiang, deputy director of the Publicity Department of the Party committee of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, introduced that Xinjiang cotton production has already realized a high degree of mechanization. Even in the busy picking season, there is no need for a large number of "cotton pickers"

at the same time, from the past to the present, there is no mandatory mobilization for cotton picking in Xinjiang. It is understood that in the nearly 50 day cotton picking season, the average cotton picker can earn tens of thousands per person. Why not make so much money in such a short time? In recent years, the number of Han cotton pickers has decreased. This is mainly due to the continuous increase in the income of rural labor in the mainland and the continuous decrease in the number of cotton pickers going to Xinjiang, which has nothing to do with the "government forcing local labor"

According to the data of China Grain Reserve Management Group, China is the world's largest cotton consumer and the second largest cotton producer. In 2020/2021, the cotton output was about 5.95 million tons, the total demand was about 7.8 million tons, and the annual gap was about 1.85 million tons. Among them, Xinjiang cotton output is 5.2 million tons, accounting for about 87% of domestic output and 67% of domestic consumption

in other words, China does not have enough cotton in Xinjiang

cotton cold knowledge: the main component of RMB paper is cotton

the central video documentary aerial photography of agriculture in Xinjiang, China mentioned that cotton can be used to make paper money. For example, the main component of RMB comes from cotton

in fact, if any fault is found in the displacement system, it must be handled in time. In 2016, the West China Metropolis Daily also disclosed the production process of RMB. It is reported that in the banknote paper workshop, a staff member took out a large piece of banknote paper and gently shook it, making a crisp sound, which is completely different from the sound of ordinary white paper shaking

it is understood that this is because the particularity of RMB is very different from ordinary paper from the source of banknote paper. The main components of plain paper are advanced analytical and grass fibers from wood to final design verification, while the main components of banknote printing paper are cotton fibers or flax fibers. The staff member told that from cotton to banknote printing paper, there are two processes: beating and papermaking

Ministry of Commerce: Xinjiang cotton should not be tarnished

at the regular press conference held by the Ministry of Commerce yesterday, spokesperson Gao Feng responded to questions raised by H M and other foreign clothing brands about Xinjiang cotton

Gao Feng said that the so-called "forced labor" in China's Xinjiang region is completely empty. The flawless cotton in Xinjiang should not be tarnished by any force. We are opposed to any interference by external forces in Xinjiang affairs and China's internal affairs, and to the imposition of sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals based on lies and false information and the so-called human rights issue in Xinjiang

Gao Feng emphasized that the Chinese government has always welcomed and supported the normal business activities of multinational enterprises in China and their efforts to build an industrial chain supply chain. Chinese consumers have responded to the so-called business decisions made by individual enterprises based on false information. It is hoped that relevant enterprises will respect the market rules, correct wrong practices and avoid politicization of commercial issues. At the same time, we welcome foreign enterprises to visit Xinjiang on the spot and are willing to provide active support for enterprises of various countries to carry out trade and investment in Xinjiang

China Consumers' Association: it is a matter of serious concern

recently, some international industry organizations and multinational enterprises boycotted cotton and related products in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Based on fictitious rumors, and issued a statement, terminated cooperation and cancelled licenses. This practice has seriously hurt the feelings of Chinese consumers and infringed upon their legitimate rights and interests. In this regard, the China Consumer Association expressed serious concern

according to the law of the people's Republic of China on the protection of consumers' rights and interests, consumers enjoy the right to know, the right to make their own choices and the right to respect their personal dignity. The Chinese consumers' Association believes that relevant enterprises operating in China should strictly abide by Chinese laws and earnestly implement the principle of protecting consumers' rights and interests. We are opposed to false propaganda based on fictitious and framed words in terms of raw materials and origin of consumer goods, so as to deceive and fool consumers at home and abroad; Oppose counterfeiting, restricting procurement, discriminating against supply, and infringing on consumers' right to choose end consumer goods made of high-quality raw materials and products; They are opposed to selling goods and making profits in China, but they hurt the national feelings and personal dignity of Chinese consumers

relevant industry organizations and multinational enterprises should immediately stop implementing such practices as false propaganda, discriminatory policies and damaging the legitimate rights and interests of consumers, immediately correct dishonest, unfair and immoral business behaviors, truly shoulder the legal and social responsibilities of multinational enterprises, and show respect for Chinese consumers with practical actions

China Consumers' Association will pay close attention to relevant developments and effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of consumers

China Cotton Association: all parties in the industrial chain are welcome to visit Xinjiang

on March 25, China Cotton Association issued a document: Recently, several international clothing brands issued a statement banning cotton products in Xinjiang, which attracted the attention of the whole society, seriously damaged the reputation of Xinjiang and even China's cotton textile industry, causing adverse effects. China Cotton Association firmly opposes any restrictions imposed by western countries led by the United States on China's Xinjiang textile and clothing supply chain and its related products, and strongly urges it to stop its wrong practices. We welcome all parties in the global cotton textile industry chain to learn more about the real situation of the cotton industry in Xinjiang through various channels such as investigation in Xinjiang and due diligence investigation by third parties, so as to jointly promote the transparency of the industry chain and enhance understanding and mutual trust

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: public opinion in China should not be bullied or violated Hua Chunying said in response to relevant inquiries at the regular meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on the 25th that, first of all, cotton in Xinjiang is one of the best cotton in the world, not the loss of relevant enterprises

second, the accusation of "forced labor" in Xinjiang is a lie concocted by some anti china forces. The purpose is to tarnish China's image, undermine Xinjiang's security and stability, and curb China's development

third, providing more employment opportunities for ordinary people, including ethnic minorities, is a good thing for ordinary people. They can live a better and better life, but some people believe that it must be forced labor and dark oppression. Why? Because they have really done this for hundreds of years in their own history, they are now living on their own

fourth, China is open and aboveboard, the Chinese people are friendly and open, but China's public opinion should not be bullied or violated

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