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Xinjiang and golf companies

  • 26-03-2021 11:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ billy3sheets


    Good to see Nike and Adidas making some kind of stand against the treatment of the Uighurs in Xinjiang. It's a big cotton producing region but forced labour and modern day concentration camps to oppress the Uighur Muslims. H&N have stopped using cotton from there in all of their clothes and have been removed from stores and Web search results in China. A big commercial penalty to be paid but this oppressionhas to be stood up to.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56533560


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    This is a golf forum????


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 60 ✭✭✭ Apoapsis Rex


    This is a golf forum????

    Exactly. The clue was in the name of the forum


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ ClutchIt


    Nike and Adidas are heavily involved in golf industry so its somewhat applicable


  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ billy3sheets


    This is a golf forum????

    The involvement of the golf industry in countries with poor human rights practices has been discussed on this forum before, most recently the holding of events in the Middle East.
    Nike and Adidas mainly golf clothing but probably other companies making clubs or other equipment there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,333 ✭✭✭ Trampas


    Good to see Nike and Adidas making some kind of stand against the treatment of the Uighurs in Xinjiang. It's a big cotton producing region but forced labour and modern day concentration camps to oppress the Uighur Muslims. H&N have stopped using cotton from there in all of their clothes and have been removed from stores and Web search results in China. A big commercial penalty to be paid but this oppressionhas to be stood up to.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-56533560

    If they really cared it wouldn’t have taken so long to show up. They’re just doing what the pr machine recommends. Let’s not pretend they really care


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  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ billy3sheets


    Trampas wrote: »
    If they really cared it wouldn’t have taken so long to show up. They’re just doing what the pr machine recommends. Let’s not pretend they really care
    You're probably right. But why would the PR machine recommend it if it wasn't for some pressure being applied by those who really do care?


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