US farm brand John Deere at forefront of surging cotton machinery sales to Xinjiang, as human rights sanctions loom

//US farm brand John Deere at forefront of surging cotton machinery sales to Xinjiang, as human rights sanctions loom

US farm brand John Deere at forefront of surging cotton machinery sales to Xinjiang, as human rights sanctions loom

At a Chinese government-owned John Deere showroom in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region – the heartland of China’s cotton industry – manager Mr Hu worries that coming US sanctions over human rights abuses will cut him off from the “impeccable, super-efficient” cotton-harvesting machines he sells to industrial-scale farms across the region.Halfway across the world, farm-equipment dealers in the American South describe a jet-setting Chinese buyer who criss-crosses that region with a translator…

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