Let’s Really Talk About Slavery and Cotton

Dr. Bonny Ling

In recent months, international attention has mounted on cotton and China, but this is not the first time that the country has intersected with the complicated and entangled global history of slavery and its abolition.


US Set To Block Imports From China Over Forced Labor

Deutsche Welle

Washington has cited forced labor in western Xinjiang autonomous region as grounds to ban Chinese cotton and tomatoes. The measures would hit a wide array of industries and could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. retailers.


From Tufts to Dust, Cotton Accelerates Xinjiang Desertification

Denise Hruby and Li You

As the region’s deserts grow, so does the plight of its cotton farmers.

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