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Government Bans ‘Forced Labor’ Xinjiang Imports as Protests Rock NYFW

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The Xinjiang cotton conflict has reached a boiling point. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) Monday on products reportedly produced using state-sponsored forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, where authorities are widely believed to employ modern slavery as part of a sweeping campaign to…

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