IPAC Members Campaign for German Chemicals Giant BASF to Withdraw from Xinjiang

February 8, 2024

On 2 February 2024, credible bombshell evidence was published in German media, thanks in part to IPAC Advisor Adrian Zenz, implicating the German chemicals giant BASF in gross abuses towards Uyghur and other predominantly Turkic minorities in the Xinjiang region of China.

Following the news, 36 members of IPAC joined by 21 additional politicians, wrote a letter to the BASF Chairman to request a meeting and urged the chemicals giant to withdraw and cease their operations in Xinjiang.


IPAC EU Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer MEP:

“There must be a red line for our companies and forced labour lies behind this red line.”

IPAC German Co-Chair Michael Brand MdB:

“The fact that a company which was historically burdened during the Nazi era is now again indirectly involved in a system that takes thousands of innocent people from their homes and puts them in mass camps, with forced internment and with forced labour is a truly appalling story for BASF and also for Germany.”

IPAC UK Member Sarah Champion MP:

“Companies cannot pretend to be surprised that atrocities are being committed against Uyghurs and other minorities in the region. They have had years to withdraw from Xinjiang.”


Uyghurs Spies on by BASF Partner (ZDF heute)

German firm BASF urged to quit Xinjiang over ‘gross abuses’ of Uyghurs (the Guardian)

Politicians call for BASF to withdraw from Xinjiang (ZDF heute)

Parliamentarians demand BASF withdraw from Xinjiang (Spiegel)

Parliamentarians call on BASF to withdraw from northwest China after fears of human rights violations against Uyghurs (Kunststoff)


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LETTER TO BASF CHAIRMAN – Dr. Martin Brudermüller

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