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Samsung set to suspend business with China over ‘child labor’ accusations

Washington, July 14 (ANI): Tech giant Samsung has reportedly suspended business with China as the country face ‘child labor’ accusations.

Earlier this week, watchdog China Labor Watch published a report in which they found evidence of child labor at the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan, China, The Verge reported.

Samsung revealed that instances of illegal hiring may have taken place at the Dongguan factory, despite conducting audits at the location three times since 2013 and most recently on June 25th this year.

The discovery contradicted Samsung’s own self-audit, and now the Korean company has suspended business with the supplier after beginning a follow-up investigation. Samsung says Chinese authorities are also looking into the allegations, report said.

Samsung said that they follow a zero tolerance policy on child labor, and they will permanently close down business with the supplier if the investigations conclude that the supplier indeed hired children illegally. (ANI)