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BMW, Volkswagen Suppliers Face Scrutiny Over Ties to Xinjiang

Suppliers to key international car manufacturers were flagged in a fresh study on the potential use of forced labor 

Piles of aluminum ingots at a stockyard in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China.

Piles of aluminum ingots at a stockyard in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Some of the world’s biggest automakers are linked through their suppliers to labor programs in China’s Xinjiang region that experts have flagged as coercive, according to a new report by Horizon Advisory, a U.S.-based consultancy.

The concerns center around the production of aluminum, raising questions for another key industry about alleged human rights abuses in its supply chain.