VW boss: ‘We’ve got no compelled labour’
Volkswagen has defended its decision to continue operating a car plant in Xinjiang, a region of China that has been charged with massive human rights violations by the state.
Evidence that hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other minorities are being held in camps or used as forced labor in factories has led some multinational corporations to sever ties with the region, despite China insisting the claims are not true.
BBC’s John Sudworth spoke to Stephan Wollenstein, VW CEO, who said they had “no forced labor” at their Uruqmi factory.
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