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Intel accused of ‘cowardice’ over removal of Xinjiang reference after China backlash

  • Intel deleted references to China’s Xinjiang region from a letter to suppliers after sparking online controversy.
  • The letter originally urged suppliers to “ensure our supply chain does not use any labor or source goods or services from the Xinjiang region.”
  • Intel has since issued an apology, noting that it was merely complying with a new U.S. law banning imports from the region.

Tech company Intel was heavily criticized in China after posting an open letter urging its suppliers to avoid sourcing goods and services from the country’s Xinjiang region.

The semiconductor chip manufacturer appears to have backpedaled by issuing an apology following backlash from Chinese social media users and state-run news outlets, reported The Wall Street Journal

China accuses Walmart of ‘stupidity’ for pulling Xinjiang products

Walmart XinJiang Controversy
  • Walmart is the latest Western brand to be caught up in controversy while attempting to navigate Chinese politics.
  • Chinese social media users accused Sam's Club, the warehouse retailer owned by Walmart, of removing all Xinjiang-sourced products from its app in the country last month.
  • Online criticism prompted a dispute between the Chinese Communist Party and Sam’s Club, and China accused Sam’s Club of "stupidity" and "shortsightedness."

Walmart is the latest Western brand to become caught up in controversy while attempting to navigate Chinese politics.

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