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.