Samsung Finds Child Labor in Suppliers

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Samsung suspended business with a supplier in China after a watchdog group found child labor was being used in its factories. China Labor Watch issued a report last week noting “at least five child workers” and calling Samsung’s auditing process “ineffective.” After what the electronics giant said was the fourth investigation into the South Korean subsidiary, it discovered suspected child labor and halted business. Samsung pledged to sever all ties if the claims were found to be true. The company has gotten in trouble before—in 2012, China Labor Watch said seven child workers were being used by suppliers in the country.