News: Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant

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Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant

Samsung said today it temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China over the suspected use of child workers, following criticism that its monitoring of illegal labour practices was ineffective. The South Korean electronics giant launched an investigation into the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co after the rights monitoring group China Labor Watch (CLW) reported the factory was employing workers under the age of 16. Samsung said the Chinese authorities were also looking into the case, and added that if it was proved the factory hired children illegally the business suspension would become permanent.

Samsung said today it temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China over the suspected use of child workers, following criticism that its monitoring of illegal labour practices was ineffective. The South Korean electronics giant launched an investigation into the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co after the rights monitoring group China Labor Watch (CLW) reported the factory was employing workers under the age of 16. Samsung said the Chinese authorities were also looking into the case, and added that if it was proved the factory hired children illegally the business suspension would become permanent.

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