China Releases 3 Activists Arrested Investigating Ivanka Trump-Brand Factory


n China, authorities have released three activists with the group China Labor Watch who were arrested after investigating labor conditions at a factory that makes shoes for President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump. Their release comes after the Chinese government invited Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner to Beijing later this year for an official visitChina is refusing to release three activists who were arrested while they were investigating labor conditions at a factory manufacturing Ivanka Trump brand shoes.

The three men were working with the New York-based nonprofit China Labor Watch. The arrests came just weeks after Ivanka Trump secured three new exclusive trademarks in China. China accuses the investigators of interfering with the operation of the factory. China Labor Watch denies the allegations and says this is the first time in nearly two decades of its existence that any of its investigators have been detained. Amnesty International has joined in demanding the release of the trio.