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Xinjiang Cotton Dropped by BCI

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Rampant forced-labor allegations in China’s Uyghur-heavy Xinjiang region spurred one cotton group to reconsider its activities with the apparel production powerhouse. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) announced Wednesday plans to cease all field-level activities in the the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), including capacity building and data monitoring and reporting. In March, BCI suspended licensing…

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