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What drives West's policy toward China: human rights or industry?

EU and US align against China's state capitalism

German companies such as Adidas and Puma have been criticized for using Chinese cotton, the vast majority of which is made in Xinjiang.   © AP

TOKYO -- The decision last month by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet to approve the new Supply Chain Act undoubtedly sent a chill down the spines of German companies.

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