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Sharp Power: China Punishes Sweden’s H&M for Objecting to Uyghur Slave Labor

China’s latest exercise of “sharp power” – using economic leverage to impose its political agenda on the free world – targets H&M, a Swedish fashion company. The clothing company was surprised to find itself threatened with boycotts and banned by major Chinese e-commerce platforms Wednesday over months-old social media posts expressing concern about China’s use of Uyghur Muslim slave labor in Xinjiang province.

People walk out from a store of Swedish clothing giant H&M in Beijing on March 25, 2021. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

Three Convicted in Basketball Recruiting Corruption Trial

New York (AFP) – Adidas executive James Gatto was among three men found guilty in a US court Wednesday of conspiring to make illegal payments aimed at recruiting promising players to universities affiliated with the sportswear giant.

Basketball Recruiting Scandal

Adidas Ending IAAF Sponsorship Over Doping Allegations

For 11 years Adidas sportswear has been one of the biggest supporters of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). But that relationship has just come to an abrupt end, a direct result, it is said, of the IAAF’s developing doping and corruption scandal.

Usain Bolt, Julian Forte, Alonso Edward, Rasheed Dwyer