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Volkswagen Faces Mounting Scrutiny Over Xinjiang Presence (1)

June 17, 2022, 4:01 PM

Volkswagen AG faces mounting pressure to address allegations of human rights violations in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where the German carmaker operates a car factory.

While there’s no evidence that anyone has been mistreated at the VW plant, the company should carefully examine the accusations, said supervisory board members Joerg Hofmann, a labor leader, and Stephan Weil, who represents VW’s anchor shareholder Lower Saxony.

“We have to concretely weigh the facts and on this basis answer the question if a termination of the activity there would be the right thing,” Hofmann told the Braunschweiger Zeitung in an ...