U.S. accuses China of 'state-led' social media campaign against firms over Xinjiang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday condemned what it called a 'state-led' social media campaign in China against U.S

Reuters March 27, 2021 01:10:38 IST
U.S. accuses China of 'state-led' social media campaign against firms over Xinjiang

US accuses China of stateled social media campaign against firms over Xinjiang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday condemned what it called a "state-led" social media campaign in China against U.S. and other international companies for deciding not to use cotton from China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns.

"We commend and stand with companies that adhere to U.S. laws and ensure that products we are consuming are not made with forced labor," State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter said at a regular news briefing.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Humeyra Pamuk, Simon Lewis and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chris Reese)

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