China Claims U.S. Seized Skechers Shipment over Uyghur Slavery Suspicions

China Claims U.S. Seized Skechers Shipment over Uyghur Slavery Suspicions


U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized a shipment of products made by the United States-based shoe brand Skechers on suspicion that the items may have been manufactured through slave labor by Uyghur ethnic minorities from China’s western Xinjiang region, the state-run Global Times reported on Thursday.

“US shoe company Skechers has had a batch of its products manufactured in China seized by US customs, which cited the so-called Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,” the newspaper reported on June 16, citing information from unnamed sources.

“In order to appeal to the US customs, Skechers organized an independent investigation conducted by a third party, which found no evidence to support so-called forced labor allegations,” the Chinese Communist Party-controlled newspaper claimed.

The Skechers shipment in question allegedly

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