Dirichati, a spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, accused German auto companies of abandoning values for their own benefits. He pointed out that the human rights misdeeds of Volkswagen and many other German auto companies have long been recorded. During World War II, many such companies used Jews as slave laborers, and in the face of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s “new 21st century genocide” against Uyghurs, Volkswagen and Audi once again chose to turn a blind eye to it.
Audi held a groundbreaking ceremony for its alternative fuel vehicle plant in Changchun on June 28th.
Although many German companies have withdrawn their capital from Communist China due to factors such as the “Zero-COVID” Policy, Audi’s new factory in Changchun, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, started construction this week. There are comments that Volkswagen has a poor record on the issue of the CCP’s genocide of the Uyghurs. Duesmann, the board chairman of Audi, delivered a speech via video, saying that the new Changchun plant is another important milestone for Audi in Communist China.
Since 1988, Audi has been producing models for the Chinese market at the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Changchun, while Volkswagen has another factory in Xinjiang. The latest FAW-Audi alternative fuel vehicle project is reported to have a total investment of over 35 billion yuan and is scheduled to be put into production by the end of 2024. By then, about 3,000 employees will be producing up to 150,000 electric vehicles a year for the Chinese market.
When completed, the scale of the new plant will surpass the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, Germany.
Commentators pointed out that German auto manufacturers have been either kidnapped or blinded by interests in Communist China, and in the context of many companies withdrawing from the the country, doing the opposite is actually a “suicide” behavior against the brand.