Foxconn, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics, is so committed to teaching the Chinese people about the glories of the capitalist work system that it’s taken to employing 14-year-olds, according to an October 16th report.
A company investigation found the interns, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked at the campus for about three weeks, Foxconn said in an e-mailed response to Bloomberg News today. A “small number” of interns who were sent by schools and employed at Yantai over the summer were aged 14 to 16, according to a statement yesterday from China Labor Watch.
The Taiwanese firm said in a statement that those found responsible for approving the hiring of child labour would be fired immediately. The schools who supplied the children should stop taking advice from Newt Gingrich.