Volkswagen to strengthen engagement in China, promises no forced labour at plants - RTL

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Volkswagen to strengthen engagement in China, promises no forced labour at plants - RTL

Volkswagen to strengthen engagement in China, promises no forced labour at plants - RTL

BERLIN : Volkswagen will strengthen its relationship to China and can guarantee that the company does not employ any forced labour in the country, the carmaker's chief executive Herbert Diess said to German broadcaster RTL on Wednesday.'China will remain an engine of growth,' Diess said. 'We will engage e

"China will remain an engine of growth," Diess said."We will engage even more strongly there."The carmaker, which has a joint venture with China's biggest automaker SAIC Motor, has run a plant since 2013 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang where Western nations and rights groups say ethnic Uyghurs face torture and detention.

Germany's Economy Ministry has refused to provide VW with guarantees to cover new investments in China because of the alleged human rights violations.

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"China will remain an engine of growth," Diess said."We will engage even more strongly there. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for the past two years or so of repeated missions by China's air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands." The carmaker, which has a joint venture with China's biggest automaker SAIC Motor, has run a plant since 2013 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang where Western nations and rights groups say ethnic Uyghurs face torture and detention. It has already vowed to start cutting coal consumption from 2026 and bring wind and nearly double solar power capacity to 1,200 gigawatts by the end of the decade. Germany's Economy Ministry has refused to provide VW with guarantees to cover new investments in China because of the alleged human rights violations. The latest Chinese mission included 22 fighters, as well as electronic warfare, early warning and antisubmarine aircraft, the Taiwan ministry said. Source: Reuters . Other nations wanted it amended or a decision delayed, an official from one Pacific country told Reuters before the meeting.