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China consumer rights show slams Volkswagen again

Annual program on state-run TV is known for finding fault with high-profile multinationals

China Central Television faulted Volkswagen for its handling of engine defects. Pictured here is a scene from the state-run broadcaster's 2018 consumer day show.

DALIAN, China -- Volkswagen once again came under fire in China's annual consumer watchdog television show in what some saw as an attempt to single out the country's top-selling automaker to the benefit of Chinese brands.

China Central Television (CCTV) airs the program, known as "315 Gala," every year for World Consumer Rights Day on March 15 to expose problems with companies' services and products.

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