Samsung logoLast week we reported that according to the China Labor Watch, one of Samsung’s suppliers, HEG Electronics Co., was reported to have violated labor laws by hiring child labor in their factories. With all the focus being on Apple versus Samsung these days, it seemed like a coincidence especially since Apple themselves were accused for unfair labor practices in one of their manufacturing partners, Foxconn. In any case this accusation was one that could not be overlooked and authorities launched an investigation into the matter.

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In case any of you were interested about their findings, a statement released on a local official website revealed that the city of Huizhou had launched an investigation into the matter and found that two of the seven workers named by the China Labor Watch were adults, while the remaining five were aged between 16-18, which is within China’s legal age of 16. The statement released also stated that allegations of excessive work hours and the withholding of wages were untrue as well. Samsung themselves have said that they would be launching an investigation of their own, although they noted that the previous two checks they conducted have revealed no irregularities.

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