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China Labor Watch

8 August 2012
Designer Qiu Ruimin 1992, Landsberger collection, IISH
BG E15/410

According to a report dated 8 August 2012, investigators of China Labor Watch, a New York-based NGO, 'were stunned by the results of the investigation of HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd, which showed that the practice of hiring child labor is prevalent in this factory. ...HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd is an important partner of South Korea’s Samsung, processing such products as mobile phones, DVDs, stereo equipment and MP3s for Samsung. ...Students and employees confirmed the existence of child laborers in the packing department. It is suspected that there were also underage workers in other workshops, but this had not been further investigated.'