Human Rights Watch has published a list of Uyghur detainees in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture linking their arbitrary imprisonment to the Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP). The IJOP is a “predictive policing” data...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 11, 2020
Following widespread reports of forced labor by Uyghurs in Xinjiang and other parts of China, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers submitted a bill to restrict imports from Xinjiang. Austin Ramzy of The New York Times reports:...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2011
Greenpeace has released the results of an investigation into water pollution by Chinese textile plants, and is pressuring Western brands such as Nike and Adidas to push for change. From The Guardian: In their one-year...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2008
On the Newsweek blog, Jonathan Ansfield interviews the editor of the Chinese edition of Sports Illustrated about superstar hurdler Liu Xiang’s withdrawal from the Olympics and the skepticism among some that he dropped out...
by Kate Zhao | Aug 21, 2007
From AP via Business Report: Nike has won lawsuits against two Chinese shoemakers and the local operations of a French supermarket chain over alleged illegal copying of its Air Jordan logo, a court official said Tuesday. The Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court awarded Nike Inc., the world’s largest sports apparel company, a total of 350 […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 17, 2006
From China Daily: Nike did not plagiarize a Chinese designer’s “matchman” character in an advertisement, the Beijing High People’s Court ruled on Thursday. The final judgement on Zhu Zhiqiang‘s claim overturned a decision made by the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People’s Court in December 2004. “Nike is delighted by the favourable final verdict. This was […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 21, 2005
From the second installment of the Good Morning America series “Made in China: Your Job, Your Future, Your Fortune“: The Nike plant in the Guangdong province is by no means a sweatshop. Overtime is limited to a 48-hour workweek, the company brings in a ton of rice a day to feed everyone, and the facilities […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 29, 2004
Via Yahoo! News, from Reuters: “Infamous for pirating everything from watches to software — and Nike shoes — China doesn’t usually level copycat charges. But a Beijing court has ordered Nike to pay damages to a Chinese cartoonist who said his stick figure was copied in the footwear giant’s ads, local media reported on Thursday.”
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 6, 2004
From the Associated Press, via Washington Post: “China banned a Nike television commercial showing LeBron James battling a cartoon kung fu master, saying the ad insults national dignity. The commercial, titled ‘Chamber of Fear,’ was broadcast on local Chinese stations and on state television’s national sports channel before being pulled last month. It shows James, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 20, 2004
From Time Magazine: “The China market is finally for real. To the country’s new consumers, Western products mean one thing: status. ” “Americans have dreamed of penetrating the elusive China market since traders began peddling opium to Chinese addicts in exchange for tea and spices in the 19th century. War and communism conspired to keep […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 16, 2004
A Chinese cartoonist, Zhu Zhiqiang, is suing Nike over the use of a figure that he says resembles his Little Match Man, which he drew in several Flash works. The full story is here. To see Zhu’s (aka Xiaoxiao) very entertaining work, see this page. The Nike Stickman ad can be viewed here.
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