BASF plans to expedite its withdrawal from two Chinese joint ventures due to human rights concerns in Xinjiang.

BASF Accused of Partnering with Companies Involved in Uyghur Repression

In recent years, the Chinese government has faced intense scrutiny for its treatment of the Uyghur ethnic minority group. Reports of mass detentions, forced labor, and other human rights abuses have sparked outrage and calls for action from the international community.

Now, German chemical company BASF is facing allegations that its partners in China are involved in the repression of Uyghurs.

The Allegations

According to a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), BASF has partnerships with at least two Chinese companies that have been implicated in the forced labor of Uyghur workers. These companies, Xinjiang Meixin Chemical Co. Ltd. and Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd., are both located in the Xinjiang region, where the majority of Uyghurs reside.

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