Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn In this note I’m going to break two rules that have hitherto governed every research note I’ve sent. I always send a carefully objective analysis and I always keep my personal life out. Here I want to talk about a company, Esquel, that has attracted U.S. sanctions for doing business in China’s repressed province of Xinjiang. Ironically, Washington may have imposed sanctions on the world’s most socially responsible company. Before offering my personal comments, here’s a link to a thoroughly professional account published in The Wire China, the superb new online publication about China: Hemmed In - The Wire China. Having referred you to a highly professional account, here is my personal story about it. I learned about Esquel in Xinjiang by getting to know Marjorie Yang, the CEO. And I got to know Margie in an unusual way. When I was a bank research manager in Hong Kong I received an invitation to a ballroom dance from two of the leading ladies in HSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.