cotton

China Launches Campaign to Make Slave-Picked Cotton ‘Vogue’

Chinese cotton industry groups launched a campaign Thursday to “build a homegrown independent sustainable standard and certification system” to shirk condemnation from the systems that exist internationally in response to evidence of widespread use of slave labor to pick cotton in China.

Migrants work at a cotton factory on October 15, 2005 in Shihezi city of Xinjiang province, China. Attracted by the prospect of earning more, rural workers flow into the region to harvest the vast cotton fields. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

China Announces Cotton Seeds Placed on Moon Have Sprouted

The China National Space Administration has announced a second “first-ever” in space exploration on Tuesday as tiny sprouts sprang up from cotton seeds taken on a spacecraft that made a successful maiden journey to the far side of the moon this month.

This picture released on January 11, 2019 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, taken by the Yutu-2 moon rover, on the far side of the moon. - China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing …