Japan's Muji store operator says 'deeply concerned' about forced labour reports in China

by Reuters
Thursday, 25 March 2021 13:58 GMT

ARCHIVE PICTURE: A woman walks outside a newly opened Muji store at a shopping mall in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

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Japan's Muji store operator shows concern about forced labour in China's Xinjiang

TOKYO, March 25 (Reuters) - The Japanese operator of the Muji brand casual goods stores said on Thursday it was "deeply concerned" about reports of forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China.

Ryohin Keikaku Co said in a statement it had conducted an audit of factories in the region that supply its goods, saying it found no significant issues. The company said it was working to ensure compliance with EU and U.S. laws and regulations regarding human rights in Xinjiang.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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