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Volkswagen Likely to Wind Down Its Xinjiang Investments over Forced Labor Concerns

February 21, 2024


Back in December, German automaker Volkswagen announced that a self-commissioned audit of its factory in China’s Xinjiang region had found “no indication” of forced labor there.

Then, last week, VW announced it was in discussions with one of its main joint venture partners in China, the state-owned Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, in the wake of allegations of human rights violations at their joint venture in Xinjiang.

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