Misguided boycott on Xinjiang cotton must be halted: Chinese association
BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Certain international brands and organizations must halt their inappropriate exclusion of cotton produced in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and related products from their supply chains, the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) said Thursday.
The CNTAC said in a statement it opposes any move that stigmatizes Xinjiang cotton, whose quality has been recognized globally. It urged those brands and organizations to respect the solemn position of Chinese companies and consumers and correct their wrong actions immediately.
China has the world's largest and most complete textile and garment industry and consumer market, and it is open to the world, the statement said, adding that the CNTAC supports the normal operation of transnational companies and their efforts in establishing industrial chains and supply chains in China.
The CNTAC will continue to support the production of Xinjiang cotton, and facilitate the development of Xinjiang's textile and garment industry, according to the statement. Enditem