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Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over forced labour claims | Business

Tesco says it has suspended production at a factory in China alleged to have forced foreign prisoners to help make charity Christmas cards. The allegations came to light after the Sunday Times reported that Florence Widdicombe, aged six, from Tooting, south London, opened a box of charity Christmas cards from the supermarket and discovered a …

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Marie Kondo sparks consternation with online homeware store | Life and style

The Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo appears to have adopted a new approach to decluttering: rid your home of things that don’t “spark joy”, then replace them with items from her new online store. Kondo – who rose to international fame for encouraging people to declutter their homes and minds using the KonMari method – …

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Burberry and Cathay Pacific profits dented by Hong Kong protests | Business

Two companies with substantial interests in Hong Kong have announced figures that underline the damage being inflicted on the economy by the continuing anti-government protests. Burberry said its sales were down more than 10% and it had slashed £14m off the value of its 12 stores in the territory. Separately, the airline Cathay Pacific said …

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Alibaba’s Singles Day sales top $30bn as it heads for record-breaking return | World news

The Chinese retailer Alibaba Group said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz have crossed the $30bn mark, putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year. The figure is equivalent to over 80% of US rival Amazon’s online store sales in the latest quarter and matches …

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It’s time to boycott any company doing business in Xinjiang | Michael Caster | World news

Any western company doing business in Xinjiang should consider their supply chains tainted by forced labour drawn from internment camps. Hardly a drop in the ocean of the vast global economy, this involves companies such as Ikea, H&M, Volkswagen and Siemens. This month, the United States banned the import of products made by a firm …

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Uniqlo accused of mocking wartime sexual slavery victims | World news

The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has pulled an ad from South Korean TV after it was accused of mocking victims of wartime sexual slavery. The company said it had stopped airing the 15-second ad after critics pointed out that the Korean-language subtitles appeared to question the testimony of women who said they were forced to …

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