Samsung Finds Child Labor in Suppliers

    A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul January 6, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is bracing for its weakest smartphone profit growth this year since 2007 as arch rival Apple Inc challenges its domination in China's $80 billion market. Picture taken January 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTX174D4

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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.

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