Recently, foreign clothing enterprises H& M Group was found to have issued a statement boycotting cotton products from Xinjiang, sparking public anger. At present, a number of e-commerce platforms in China have removed H& from the shelves; M related products.
H& M’s statement read: H& M Group is deeply concerned about reports from civil society organizations and media reports, including allegations of forced labor and religious discrimination against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
In a statement, H& “We do not work with any garment manufacturing factories located in Xinjiang, nor do we source products/raw materials from the region,” said M Group.
A screenshot of the △ Declaration section
For H& “Boycotting Xinjiang products and trying to make money from Chinese people at the same time? Wishful thinking!
On March 18, 2021, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the so-called “forced labor” and “forced sterilization” and other “violations of human rights” in Xinjiang were deliberately fabricated and spread by some so-called scholars and institutions with ulterior motives, which violated justice and conscience. The Chinese people were strongly indignant. Anyone who is willing to respect and understand China and does not harbor ill will and prejudice against Xinjiang should be on guard and resisted.
Yesterday (March 24), a number of home appliance business platform has been H& M from the shelves. Currently, search for H& on Taobao, Jingdong, Pinduoduo, Vipshop and other e-commerce platforms; M, HM and other keywords do not display the relevant shops and commodities.
Xiaomi’s App Store, Huawei’s App Store, Vivo’s App Store and Tencent’s App Bao have also been removed. M mall App. In addition, a number of artists in the 24 have released a statement that, with H& There is no cooperation with M brand.
On the evening of the 24th, H& M responded to the matter. But the latest statement made no direct mention of Xinjiang or apology for smear against the region.
The statement said H& M Group procures more sustainable cotton through a globally certified third party with the aim of supporting cotton farmers around the world to adopt more sustainable growing practices. H& M Group does not purchase cotton directly from any supplier. In addition, H& M said that regarding the global supply chain management, the Group always adheres to the principle of openness and transparency, and does not represent any political position.
For H& This statement from M didn’t go down well. Many netizens criticized the statement.
In addition, many netizens read the statement after the direct propaganda. M: Get it out of China.
The rights and wrongs are not so hard to figure out. The spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry made it very clear that the so-called “forced labor” in Xinjiang is a blatant lie deliberately fabricated and spread by so-called scholars and institutions with ulterior motives, which goes against justice and conscience.
The facts are out there, H& M did not seek confirmation from China, nor did he go to Xinjiang for field investigation, but he listened to one side of the story and sat down with his buttocks tilted. This is why.
Indiscriminate, blind decision making, “subject matter” first, looking at China through colored glasses and issuing statements that do not stand up to any scrutiny, this is.
Hoping to play the “righteous” hero, pandering to the anti-China forces, and making enemies with Chinese consumers in exchange for cheap applause, is bound to be abandoned by the Chinese market, which is why.
Respect for facts, respect for Chinese laws and respect for Chinese consumers should be the basic ethics of multinational companies. You can’t see the truth through coloured glasses; you can’t judge the truth until you know the whole picture.
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