Jun 25, 2021

Nike chief executive says firm is 'of China and for China'

The boss of Nike has made a robust defence of the firm's business in China after facing a consumer boycott there. Chief executive John Donahoe said "Nike is a brand that is of China and for China" in response to a question about competition from Chinese brands. In March, a group of Western countries imposed sanctions on officials in China over rights abuses against the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority group. Millions of China's Uyghurs, a Muslim minority that sees itself as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations, live in Xinjiang. China has denied these claims saying the camps are "Re-education" facilities aimed at lifting Uyghurs out of poverty.

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