Chinese mobo makers using child workers and recycled components?

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 23 2002 @ 09:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TheInquirer wrote a story about Chinese mobo and component manufactors, although they are not sure if this is the truth...
One manufacturer, who willl remain nameless for the time being, has told journalists that -- equally unnamed -- competitors in China were in the habit of using reclaimed, second-hand components in their products which were subsequently shipped "as new".

He also claimed that the components would be reclaimed and fitted to new boards by workers, many of whom are just 14 years old.

The INQUIRER has been unable to verify such claims. We bring you these important accusations in the hope that it may cause more information to emerge.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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