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Volkswagen in Talks With SAIC About Operational Changes in Xinjiang Amid Forced Labor Allegations

By David Sachs


Volkswagen is negotiating with joint-venture partner SAIC Motor about possible changes to operations in Xinjiang Province following accusations of forced labor.

"The Volkswagen Group is currently in talks with the non-controlled joint venture SAIC-Volkswagen regarding the future direction of the JV's business activities in Xinjiang Province," the company said. "Various scenarios are currently being examined intensively."

The German carmaker and the Chinese state-owned auto manufacturer have a joint venture with a factory in Xinjiang. Accusations of forced labor prompted an audit commissioned by Volkswagen that the carmaker said in December found no evidence of forced labor.


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February 14, 2024 09:01 ET (14:01 GMT)

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