Bloomberg Law
June 17, 2022, 4:01 PM

Volkswagen Faces Mounting Scrutiny Over Xinjiang Presence (1)

Monica Raymunt
Michael Nienaber
Michael Nienaber

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 ...

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