October 18, 2021

Olympic committee gave uniform contract to Chinese company with Xinjiang ties

Olympic committee gave uniform contract to Chinese company with Xinjiang ties

Olympic committee gave uniform contract to Chinese company with Xinjiang ties

By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Shawna Chen
06 April 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave a uniform contract for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to a Chinese textiles company that has an affiliated factory in Xinjiang and that openly advertises its use of Xinjiang cotton.

Why it matters: The opacity of supply chains in China means it may be hard to determine if goods are made through forced labor.

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