LONDON – The UK Government has rejected proposals aimed at preventing companies sourcing goods made by Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang, China. Xinjiang supplies around one fifth of global cotton and is the subject of proposed boycotts from some global apparel brands.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee had put forward proposals to beef up modern day slavery laws and develop measures to address human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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