Ivanka Trump, Shoes
In the News: A labor activist working undercover at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes has been detained by police and two others are missing. The company’s ties with the Trump family raised concerns about  harsher treatment to the three activist investigating factory worker abuse. The case highlights the sensitivity of a brand associated with the family of President Trump. Executive director of China Labor Watch stated, “I think they were detained because this factory makes products for Ivanka Trump, so now this situation has become political and very complicated. I appeal to President Trump, Ivanka Trump herself, and to her brand to advocate and press for the release our activists.” Photo credit: NASA HQ Photo / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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