The Swedish clothing giant H&M, which has expressed concern about working conditions in the Uighur region of China, has come under increasing pressure in China.
News agency Bloombergin according to reports, landlords have closed at least six chain stores in China. There are reports of several closures in the local media.
It is not known how long the shops will be kept closed.
Demands for a boycott of H&M have also increased on Chinese social media, Bloomberg says.
Boycott calls began when H&M was expressed concerns about reports of forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur region. The company also announced that it would suspend the use of cotton produced in the area.
The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven has given its support to H&M.
– It is really good that companies are taking responsibility for the conditions of employees around the world, he commented on Friday, according to the news agency TT.
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