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Lawmakers push for probe of German companies' role in Xinjiang

Nazi-era use of slave labor haunts Siemens, Volkswagen and BASF

Volkswagen has said it hopes its joint venture factory in Xinjiang can contribute to the region's development.    © Reuters

HAMBURG, Germany -- In the wake of a U.S. Congressional vote to target companies involved in repression in China's Xinjiang region, German legislators are pushing for their own inquiry into the activities there of multinationals such as Siemens.

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