Asus: Respond to death of a 14-year old child worker at your factory
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A 14-year old boy named Liu Fuzong died suddenly on May 21, 2013 at Dongguan Jinchuan Electronic Company, Ltd., a factory which currently produces computer motherboards for ASUS, a leading technology company in Taiwan whose products are in a broad range of tech products around the world. So far, ASUS has remained silent on this incident, and we demand the company to issue a response.
The boy, who worked 12 hours a day, 30 days a month, most likely died from overwork. Workers at Jinchuan, some of whom are children under the age of 16, all worked 12 hours a day or even longer if production quotas required it.
So far, this tragedy has drawn attention from the international community with 30 different news agencies from countries around the world reporting on it, including outlets in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy.
However, ASUS have remained silent on the death of Liu Fuzong and the use of child labor at its supplier factory. We therefore demand an immediate response from ASUS regarding what it will do about the boy’s death and, further, what it will do to stop the use of child workers in its supplier factories and to promote labor rights in these factories.
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