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Elsa Reed

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China eyes more clothing jobs in troubled Xinjiang 17 August 2015

The Chinese government is hoping to boost employment in China’s politically troubled north-western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by boosting textile and garment exports.

Worker at a denim washing factory in GuangDong (Photo credit: Qiu Bo/Greenpeace)Water pollution crackdown hits China textile firms 8 June 2015

Upstream textile and finishing suppliers to China’s mighty clothing industry may face a struggle to survive following the release of the government’s ‘Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan.’

China's Xinjiang province is to reduce its total cotton farming area in 2015China cotton imports to rise as Xinjiang cuts production 15 April 2015

A China-based cotton expert has predicted that Chinese clothing and textile producers will be forced to import more cotton after the government of Xinjiang province decided to reduce its total cotton farming area in 2015.

China wants an industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performanceChina's apparel sector eyes more sustainable industry 26 November 2014

China's clothing and textile manufacturers want to create a sustainable industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performance, but one that supplies competitive quality output that attracts international sales.

Xinjiang Province produces 60% of China's raw cottonChina's Xinjiang steps up efforts to lure garment companies 6 November 2014

The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investment from textile and garment companies, just-style has learnt.

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