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Human Rights Group Condemns Computer Manufacturers [China]

Author: Hannes Koch, Der Speigel [Germany], Published on: 16 December 2008

… Sacom…interviewed workers…at two computer parts suppliers in…Guandong. According to Sacom and…Weed, the results are alarming. "Working hours total up to 370 hours per month," Sacom researcher Jenny Chan said…Excelsior Electronics [part of PC Partner] in Dongguan, produces…parts for computers sold by, among others, Europe's Fujitsu Siemens…the long working hours violate Chinese law…Thomas Zott, who is in charge of corporate social responsibility at Fujitsu Siemens in Augsburg, Germany confirmed that Excelsior Electronics is a supplier for the firm. He said he "welcomes" research by human rights activists in China. PC Partner, Excelsior's Hong Kong-based parent company, was asked for a written comment in the preceding weeks. But the company still hasn't provided one…[refers also to Compeq, Dell, Sony, Intel]

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Related companies: Compeq Dell Excelsior (part of PC Partner) Fujitsu Fujitsu Siemens (part of Fujitsu) Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) Intel PC Partner Sony