“The line swelled throughout the morning, folding in on itself before unfurling through the food court, past the bubble tea stand and Mediterranean grill. Anyone arriving after 12:30 p.m. was advised to go home — denied the chance to buy, in person, things like $1 daisy earrings, $4 bucket hats, $12 cable-knit crop tops, $13 faux leather baguette bags and $29 neon PVC mule sandals.” You’d think prices like those, and a wedding dress that goes for 15 bucks, would give people pause when it comes to Chinese fast fashion. But no one is pausing. NYT (Gift Article): The People’s Republic of Shein. Shein continues its rise with American shoppers, who don’t mind the controversies.

+ UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China’s Xinjiang.