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“Dedicated to regaining confidence” in China after boycott: H&M

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People stand near the entrance to a store of Swedish clothing giant H&M in Beijing.

Stockholm, Sweden:

Swedish clothing giant H&M said on Wednesday it was doing “everything” to resolve a boycott in China that was sparked by its decision to stop sourcing cotton from Xinjiang over forced labor issues.

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H&M and other fashion brands have come under fire in China for statements expressing concern over allegations of labor rights violations in the far western cotton fields.

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Chinese celebrities and tech companies have partnered with H&M, Nike, Adidas, Burberry and Calvin Klein. H&M has even been wiped out of Chinese shopping apps.

“We are working with our colleagues in China to do all we can to manage the current challenges and find a way forward,” H&M said in a statement.

“We are determined to regain the trust of our customers, colleagues and business partners in China,” he said.

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According to rights groups, more than a million Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities were held in internment camps in Xinjiang, where they were also forced to work in factories.

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