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4 Jun 2016

China: 14 year-old boy working at Foshan Zhiya factory found dead, raises concerns on child labour once again

"[T]he not yet 15 years old Wang Pan went to work at Zhiya…[O]n the morning of April 11th, Wan Pan was discovered unconscious in a room he had rented, and was declared dead on the scene by a doctor…Wang Pan’s relatives have suspicions that his death was related to excessive overtime at the factory…Zhiya, has only been fined 10,000 Yuan, and has yet to be punished for anything else…"

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Alibaba and SGS to respond to the following items:

- "SGS and Alibaba Both Ought to be Held Responsible for the Death of a Child Laborer", China Labor Watch, 5 May 2015: http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/newscast/601
- "SGS与阿里巴巴都应为童工之死承担责任", China Labor Watch, 5 May 2016: http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/cn/newscast/601

Alibaba's response is below.  We will indicate on this page whether SGS also responds.

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