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China: Volkswagen defends Xinjiang operations amid reports of human rights abuses

The German car giant has claimed its presence in Xinjiang has a positive impact despite reports of ongoing human rights abuses. VW is also facing accusations of using slave labor in Brazil under the former dictatorship.

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