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Cover-up involving underage workers at Samsung supplier alleged by labor group

Michael Kan | Dec. 4, 2014
The vocational school in Chengdu, China, offers courses in car repair, mechanics and electronics manufacturing, among others.

Last month, IDG News Service briefly spoke to a group of six students attending Chengdu Urban Construction Vocational School. All six students confirmed that they had worked at the HEG Technology factory earlier in the year, as part of an internship. The students said their ages were 17 and 18.

Samsung was contacted about China Labor Watch's newest report, but the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Korean tech giant has said it will cut ties with any supplier found hiring underage labor.

 

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