Walmart faces backlash on Chinese social media

Walmart faces mounting criticism on Chinese social media platforms from users who allege the retail giant has stopped offering products from Xinjiang province in its China-based stores, according to a report Monday.

The viral backlash began last week, with users on Weibo and other platforms posting images claiming products made in Xinjiang weren’t available at Walmart and Sam’s Club outlets in China, the Wall Street Journal reported. The users alleged they couldn’t purchase items originating in the region, such as apples.